American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Lying on the back or having the face upward.
- adj. Having the palm upward. Used of the hand.
- adj. Marked by or showing lethargy, passivity, or blameworthy indifference. See Synonyms at inactive.
- adj. Inclined; sloping.
- n. Grammar A defective Latin verbal noun of the fourth declension, having very limited syntax and only two cases, an accusative in -tum or -sum and an ablative in -tū or -sū. The accusative form is sometimes considered to be the fourth principal part of the Latin verb.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lying on the back, or with the face upward: opposed to prone.
- Leaning backward; inclined; sloping: said of localities.
- Negligent; listless; heedless; indolent; thoughtless; inattentive; careless.
- In botany, lying flat with the face upward, as sometimes a thallus or leaf. Synonyms Prone, etc. See
- n. A part of the Latin verb, really a verbal noun, similar to the English verbals in -ing, with two cases. One of these, usually called the first supine, ends in um, and is the accnsative case. It always follows a verb of motion: as, abiit deambulatum, he has gone to walk, or he has gone a-walking. The other, called the second supine, ends in u of the ablative case, and is governed by substantives or adjectives: as, facile dictu, easy to be told (literally, easy in the telling).
- adj. Lying on its back, reclined
- adj. Sloping or inclined
- adj. Lethargic; blameworthy indifferent
- adj. Passive
- n. grammar A type of verbal noun.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Lying on the back, or with the face upward; -- opposed to
- adj. Leaning backward, or inclining with exposure to the sun; sloping; inclined.
- adj. Negligent; heedless; indolent; listless.
- n. (Lat. Gram.) A verbal noun; or (according to C.F.Becker), a case of the infinitive mood ending in
-umand -u, that in -umbeing sometimes called the former supine, and that in -uthe latter supine.
- adj. offering no resistance
- adj. lying face upward
- From Middle English supin, from Latin supinum, supinus. Grammatical meaning is from the phrase supinum verbum. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English supin, Latin verbal noun, from Late Latin supīnum (verbum), (verb) lying on its back, (verb) going back, neuter of Latin supīnus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Still, you've got to ask yourself – how supine is a journalist who permits himself to be TOLD if he can or can't write down something he is told?”
“If you are wont to opine: “if you have done nothing wrong, then you have nothing to fear”, you will, of course, remain supine and do nothing.”
“Effects of VIAGRA on Blood Pressure: Single oral doses of sildenafil (100 mg) administered to healthy volunteers produced decreases in supine blood pressure.”
“As long as the remote banks of the Niester were considered as the boundary of the Roman power, the fortifications of the Lower Danube were more carelessly guarded, and the inhabitants of Maesia lived in supine security, fondly conceiving themselves at an inaccessible distance from any barbarian invaders.”
“Then there was President Bush talking about oil, and Hillary Clinton talking about health care, which caused me to realize that if you haven’t lain supine in a claustrophobia-inducing magnetized tunnel while watching Hillary Clinton talk about health care one inch from your eyeballs, well, you just haven’t lived.”
“Active operations have been begun before Petersburg, where the two armies had long lain supine.”
“The last is called a supine and is the source of our to love.”
“I don't think, however, that the MSM could in the remotest way be described as supine during GW's second term.”
“She learned, for example, that a description of her as "supine" meant she was laying in a face-up position.”
“Chris Bryant, the Labour former minister, said the Commons had to stop being "supine" and to protect "the democratic right of MPs to do their job without illegal let, hindrance or interception".”
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