What does the word asleep mean?

Usage examples for asleep

  1. Good- by- if I don't get down to breakfast it will be because I'm sound asleep. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  2. Brother, I believe you are asleep again." – Verotchka's Tales by Mamin Siberiak
  3. Hurst was lying on the bed asleep. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens