supine: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (adj.s-pīn'n.s'pīn), [key]
— adj.
  1. lying on the back, face or front upward.
  2. inactive, passive, or inert, esp. from indolence or indifference.
  3. (of the hand) having the palm upward.
  1. (in Latin) a noun form derived from verbs, appearing only in the accusative and the dative-ablative, as dictū in mirābile dictū, “wonderful to say.”
  2. (in English) the simple infinitive of a verb preceded by to.
  3. an analogous form in some other language.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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