prostrate oneself

idiom

Definition of prostrate oneself

: to lie down with one's face turned toward the ground The worshippers prostrated themselves before the shrine.

Learn More about prostrate oneself

Share prostrate oneself

Statistics for prostrate oneself

Look-up Popularity

Comments on prostrate oneself

What made you want to look up prostrate oneself? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the range of authority or knowledge

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!