Definitions for prostrateˈprɒs treɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pros•trateˈprɒs treɪt(v.; adj.)-trat•ed, -trat•ing
(v.t.)to cast (oneself) facedown on the ground in humility, submission, or adoration.
to lay flat, as on the ground.
to throw down level with the ground.
to overthrow, overcome, or reduce to helplessness.
to reduce to physical weakness or exhaustion.
(adj.)lying flat or at full length, as on the ground.
lying facedown on the ground, as in humility.
overthrown, overcome, or helpless:
a country left prostrate by natural disasters.
physically weak or exhausted.
utterly dejected; disconsolate.
(of a plant or stem) lying flat on the ground.
Origin of prostrate:
1350–1400; ME prostrat < L prōstrātus, ptp. of prōsternere to knock flat, exhaust =prō-pro -1+sternere to spread, lay, strew
stretched out and lying at full length along the ground
"found himself lying flat on the floor"
lying face downward
prostrate, bow down(verb)
get into a prostrate position, as in submission
render helpless or defenseless
"They prostrated the enemy"
throw down flat, as on the ground
"She prostrated herself with frustration"
(Often reflexive) To lie flat or facedown; to throw oneself down in submission (also figuratively).
To cause to lie down, to flatten; (figuratively) to overcome or overpower.
Lying flat, facedown.
I told him you was prostrate with grief. u2014 Mammy to Scarlett, Gone With the Wind.
Physically incapacitated from environmental exposure or debilitating disease.
He was prostrate from the extreme heat.
lying at length, or with the body extended on the ground or other surface; stretched out; as, to sleep prostrate
lying at mercy, as a supplicant
lying in a humble, lowly, or suppliant posture
trailing on the ground; procumbent
to lay fiat; to throw down; to level; to fell; as, to prostrate the body; to prostrate trees or plants
to overthrow; to demolish; to destroy; to deprive of efficiency; to ruin; as, to prostrate a village; to prostrate a government; to prostrate law or justice
to throw down, or cause to fall in humility or adoration; to cause to bow in humble reverence; used reflexively; as, he prostrated himself
to cause to sink totally; to deprive of strength; to reduce; as, a person prostrated by fever
Translations for prostrate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
lying flat, especially face downwards.
- gesig na onderAfrikaans
- مُنْبَطِح على وَجْهِهArabic
- deitadoPortuguese (BR)
- ležící tváří dolůCzech
- πεσμένος μπρούμυταGreek
- couché à plat ventreFrench
- שָׁכוּב אַפָּיִים אַרצָהHebrew
- दण्डवत किया हुआHindi
- hason fekvőHungarian
- sem liggur flatur (á grúfu)Icelandic
- kniūpsčias, paslikasLithuanian
- uz mutes/vēdera gulošsLatvian
- nesegrus, utstraktNorwegian
- leżący (twarzą w dół) na ziemiPolish
- پرمخ نسكورPashto
- întins la pământ, culcat pe burtăRomanian
- ležiaci tvárou doluSlovak
- ležeč (na trebuhu)Slovenian
- yüzükoyun yatmışTurkish
- 面向下平臥的，俯臥的Chinese (Trad.)
- розпростертий; такий, що лежить ницьUkrainian
- منھ کے بل گرا ہواUrdu
- nằm sóng soàiVietnamese
- 面向下平卧的，俯卧的Chinese (Simp.)
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