Supine

Definition of Supine

Su`pine´
a.1.Lying on the back, or with the face upward; - opposed to prone.
2.Leaning backward, or inclining with exposure to the sun; sloping; inclined.
If the vine
On rising ground be placed, or hills supine.
- Dryden.
3.Negligent; heedless; indolent; listless.
He became pusillanimous and supine, and openly exposed to any temptation.
- Woodward.
n.1.(Lat. Gram.) A verbal noun; or (according to C.F.Becker), a case of the infinitive mood ending in -um and -u, that in -um being sometimes called the former supine, and that in -u the latter supine.

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