ASLEE'P, a. or adv. [a and sleep.]

1. sleeping; in a state of sleep; at rest.

Sisera was fast asleep. Judges 4.

2. To a state of sleep; as to fall asleep.

3. Dead; in a state of death.

Concerning them who are asleep, sorrow not. 1Thes. 4.

4. To death.

For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue. 2Pet. 3.