Definition for A-SLEEP'

A-SLEEP', a. [or adv. a and sleep, or Sax. geslapan, to sleep.]

  1. Sleeping; in a state of sleep; at rest. Sisera was fast asleep. – Judges iv.
  2. To a state of sleep; as, to fall asleep.
  3. Dead; in a state of death. Concerning them who are asleep, sorrow not. – 1 Thess. iv.
  4. To death. For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue. – 2 Pet. iii.

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