adverb (not before noun) formal not straight up or down, but across at an angle - aslant adjective asleep adjective (not before noun)
1 sleeping: Quiet! The baby is asleep. | fast/sound asleep (=very deeply asleep): You'll be fast asleep by the time we get home.
2 fall asleep
a) to begin to sleep: I always fall asleep watching TV.
b) literary used to mean that someone dies when you want to avoid saying this directly
3 an arm or leg that is asleep has been in one position for too long, so you cannot feel it
-see also: go to sleep sleep 1 (3)
4 half asleep not paying attention to something because you are tired
A/S level /"eI 'es "levl/ noun
1 (U) an examination in British schools, for pupils who have taken gcses and want to study a wider range of subjects than is possible at a level
2 (C) an examination at this standard in a particular subject

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.


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