Definitions

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

  • noun One who supplicates; a suppliant.
  • adjective Supplicating.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Entreating; imploring; asking humbly.
  • noun One who supplicates or humbly entreats; a humble petitioner; a suppliant.

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

  • adjective Entreating; asking submissively.
  • noun One who supplicates; a suppliant.

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

  • adjective begging, pleading, supplicating
  • noun one who comes to humbly ask or petition

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

  • noun someone who prays to God
  • adjective humbly entreating
  • noun one praying humbly for something

Etymologies

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

[From Latin supplicāns, supplicant-, present participle of supplicāre, to kneel down; see supplicate.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin supplicans, "supplicating, bowing down" from supplico "kneel, bow down, request", from sub- "lower" + plico "fold".

Examples

  • Then he called the supplicant's name loud tone, and the next instant still more loudly; and now she turned, and, in the faint light of the little lamp, showed the marvellously noble outlines of her profile.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

  • Then he called the supplicant's name loud tone, and the next instant still more loudly; and now she turned, and, in the faint light of the little lamp, showed the marvellously noble outlines of her profile.

    Arachne — Volume 04

  • Then he called the supplicant's name loud tone, and the next instant still more loudly; and now she turned, and, in the faint light of the little lamp, showed the marvellously noble outlines of her profile.

    Arachne — Complete

  • And I couldn’t translate whom he was calling supplicant

    The Best American Poetry 2010

  • And I couldn’t translate whom he was calling supplicant

    The Best American Poetry 2010

  • And I couldn’t translate whom he was calling supplicant

    The Best American Poetry 2010

  • No one knew what to say, but everyone was adamant that no bottle of catsup would disgrace that table, even if the supplicant was a senator commanding a vital vote.

    Centennial

  • A single denunciation might be appropriate, but anything more than that is adopting the position of a guilty supplicant, which is exactly what the marxist media wants.

    Pajamas Media

  • A single denunciation might be appropriate, but anything more than that is adopting the position of a guilty supplicant, which is exactly what the marxist media wants.

    Pajamas Media

  • By mandating strong security, EarthLink ups the technical support issues for their retail partners because an 802. 1X client (known as a supplicant) will be required to access their network.

    Wi-Fi Networking News

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