Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Somewhat prone; inclined.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive, anatomy 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.
  • verb transitive, anatomy To twist the foot so that if walking the weight would be borne on the inner edge of the foot.
  • verb intransitive, anatomy To become pronated.
  • adjective Somewhat prone; inclined.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Late Latin prōnāre, prōnāt-, to bend forward, from prōnus, turned forward; see prone.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin pronatus, past participle of pronare to bend forward. See prone.

Examples

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.