American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of prostrating oneself.
- n. The state of being prostrate.
- n. Total exhaustion or weakness; collapse.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of prostrating, throwing down, or laying flat.
- n. The act of falling down, or the act of bowing, in humility or adoration; primarily, the act of falling on the face, but the word is now used also for kneeling or bowing in reverence and worship.
- n. Great depression; dejection: as, a prostration of spirits.
- n. In medicine, a great loss of strength, which may involve both voluntary and involuntary functions.
- n. The act or condition of prostrating (lying flat) oneself, as a sign of humility.
- n. A part of the ordination of Catholic and Orthodox priests.
- n. Being laid face down (prone).
- n. The condition of being prostrated, as from heat.
- n. A reverential bow performed in Middle Eastern cultures.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of prostrating, throwing down, or laying fiat.
- n. The act of falling down, or of bowing in humility or adoration; primarily, the act of falling on the face, but usually applied to kneeling or bowing in reverence and worship.
- n. The condition of being prostrate; great depression; lowness; dejection.
- n. (Med.) A latent, not an exhausted, state of the vital energies; great oppression of natural strength and vigor.
- n. the act of assuming a prostrate position
- n. an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
- n. abject submission; the emotional equivalent of prostrating your body
“Now this King’s daughter loved the idol and was frequent in prostration to it and assiduous in its service; and she was the fairest woman of her day, accomplished in beauty and loveliness, elegance and grace.”
“When the King heard this, he bade his son be slain; but on the next day the second Wazir came forward for intercession and kissed ground in prostration.”
“I know, because in my own case, after a day or two of what you might call prostration, I began to recover.”
“The merchant was tympanitic from the first day of his prostration, which is not usual.”
“What honour he offered to the angel: He fell at his feet, to worship him; this prostration was a part of external worship, it was a posture of proper adoration.”
“I have been told that some Orthodox Jews object to yoga because some of the poses look like "prostration," a position of extreme reverence that is due only to, well, Adonai.”
“Replacing sajdah (a foreign term) with the euphemistic "prostration" (a limited but acceptable Catholic concept) is a fraudulent attempt to convince well-meaning Catholics that an alien religious practice has disciplinary merit.”
“After giving the Civil War speech, Lincoln became ill with symptoms of smallpox: high fever, weakness, severe pain in the head and back, "prostration" — an old-fashioned word for extreme fatigue — and skin eruptions that lasted for three weeks in late 1863.”
“First we practice preliminaries such as prostration and, especially, guru-yoga and making heartfelt requests for inspiration.”
“No sooner had her head touched it, than she sank into that deep sleep of prostration which is more like a swoon than a slumber.”
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