What does prostrate mean?

Definitions for prostrate
ˈprɒs treɪtpros·trate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flat, prostrateadjective

    stretched out and lying at full length along the ground

    "found himself lying flat on the floor"

  2. prone, prostrateverb

    lying face downward

  3. prostrate, bow downverb

    get into a prostrate position, as in submission

  4. prostrateverb

    render helpless or defenseless

    "They prostrated the enemy"

  5. prostrateverb

    throw down flat, as on the ground

    "She prostrated herself with frustration"

Wiktionary

  1. prostrateverb

    (Often reflexive) To lie flat or facedown; to throw oneself down in submission (also figuratively).

  2. prostrateverb

    To cause to lie down, to flatten; (figuratively) to overcome or overpower.

  3. prostrateadjective

    Lying flat, facedown.

  4. prostrateadjective

    Emotionally devastated.

    I told him you was prostrate with grief. u2014 Mammy to Scarlett, Gone With the Wind.

  5. prostrateadjective

    Physically incapacitated from environmental exposure or debilitating disease.

    He was prostrate from the extreme heat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prostrateadjective

    lying at length, or with the body extended on the ground or other surface; stretched out; as, to sleep prostrate

    Etymology: [L. prostratus, p. p. of prosternere to prostrate; pro before, forward + sternere to spread out, throw down. See Stratum.]

  2. Prostrateadjective

    lying at mercy, as a supplicant

    Etymology: [L. prostratus, p. p. of prosternere to prostrate; pro before, forward + sternere to spread out, throw down. See Stratum.]

  3. Prostrateadjective

    lying in a humble, lowly, or suppliant posture

    Etymology: [L. prostratus, p. p. of prosternere to prostrate; pro before, forward + sternere to spread out, throw down. See Stratum.]

  4. Prostrateadjective

    trailing on the ground; procumbent

    Etymology: [L. prostratus, p. p. of prosternere to prostrate; pro before, forward + sternere to spread out, throw down. See Stratum.]

  5. Prostrateverb

    to lay fiat; to throw down; to level; to fell; as, to prostrate the body; to prostrate trees or plants

    Etymology: [L. prostratus, p. p. of prosternere to prostrate; pro before, forward + sternere to spread out, throw down. See Stratum.]

  6. Prostrateverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. prostratus, p. p. of prosternere to prostrate; pro before, forward + sternere to spread out, throw down. See Stratum.]

  7. Prostrateverb

    to throw down, or cause to fall in humility or adoration; to cause to bow in humble reverence; used reflexively; as, he prostrated himself

    Etymology: [L. prostratus, p. p. of prosternere to prostrate; pro before, forward + sternere to spread out, throw down. See Stratum.]

  8. Prostrateverb

    to cause to sink totally; to deprive of strength; to reduce; as, a person prostrated by fever

    Etymology: [L. prostratus, p. p. of prosternere to prostrate; pro before, forward + sternere to spread out, throw down. See Stratum.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prostrate

    pros′trāt, adj. thrown forwards on the ground: lying at length: lying at mercy: bent in adoration.—v.t. to throw forwards on the ground: to lay flat: to overthrow: to sink totally: to bow in humble reverence.—n. Prostrā′tion, act of throwing down or laying flat: act of falling down in adoration: dejection: complete loss of strength. [L. pro, forwards, sternĕre, stratum, to strew.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prostrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prostrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of prostrate in a Sentence

  1. Donald McEachin:

    So the question becomes, 'Why is this young man prostrate on a Charlottesville sidewalk beaten like a dog?'.

  2. John Calvin:

    It is said that this idol provoked to jealousy, because the Jews by erecting this idol trod under foot their God, or at least endeavored to prostrate his glory.”

  3. Bharavi:

    As drops of bitter medicine, though minute, may have a salutary force, so words, though few and painful, uttered seasonably, may rouse the prostrate energies of those who meet misfortune with despondency.

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