Asleep - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
ASLEE'P, a. or adv. [a and sleep.]
1. sleeping; in a state of sleep; at rest.
Sisera was fast asleep. Judg 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. 1 Th 4.
4. To death.
For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue. 2 Pet 3.