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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To turn or rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the palm faces down or back.
  • transitive v. To turn or rotate (the foot) by abduction and eversion so that the inner edge of the sole bears the body's weight.
  • transitive v. To place in a prone position.
  • intransitive v. To become pronated.
  • intransitive v. To assume a prone position.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To turn or rotate one’s hand and forearm so that the palm faces down if the forearm is horizontal, back if the arm is pointing down, or forward if the forearm is pointing up; to twist the right forearm counterclockwise or the left forearm clockwise.
  • v. To twist the foot so that if walking the weight would be borne on the inner edge of the foot.
  • v. To become pronated.
  • adj. Somewhat prone; inclined.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Somewhat prone; inclined.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render prone; specifically, to rotate (the hand) so that its palmar surface faces in the same direction as the posterior surface of the ulna.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. turn the forearm or the hand so that the palm is directed downwards

Etymologies

Late Latin prōnāre, prōnāt-, to bend forward, from prōnus, turned forward; see prone.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin pronatus, past participle of pronare to bend forward. See prone. (Wiktionary)

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