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Definition of Supine


  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.
  3. Negligent; heedless; indolent; listless.
  4. 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.

Supine Translations

supine in German is Supinum