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prone

 (prōn)
adj.
1. Lying with the front or face downward.
2. Having a tendency; inclined. Often used in combination: paper that is prone to yellowing; an accident-prone child.
adv.
In a prone manner: The patient was lying prone on the bed.

[Middle English, inclined, disposed, from Latin prōnus, leaning forward; see per in Indo-European roots.]

prone′ly adv.
prone′ness n.

prone

(prəʊn)
adj
1. lying flat or face downwards; prostrate
2. sloping or tending downwards
3. having an inclination to do something
[C14: from Latin prōnus bent forward, from pro-1]
ˈpronely adv
ˈproneness n

prone

(proʊn)

adj.
1. having a natural tendency toward something; disposed; liable: prone to anger.
2. with the front or ventral part downward; lying facedown.
3. lying flat; prostrate.
4. having a downward direction or slope.
[1350–1400; < Latin prōnus leaning forward, inclined downward, disposed]
prone′ly, adv.
prone′ness, n.

prone

  • bellicose, belligerent - Bellicose orients "prone to fighting" toward an individual, while belligerent refers to an organized body, a national or political entity—a person is bellicose, a nation is belligerent.
  • grovel, groveling - Grovel is a back-formation from groveling—which first meant "face downward in a prone or prostrate position."
  • prone, prostrate, supine - Prone is lying on your face—facing downwards—which is also true for prostrate, but only in expressing adoration or begging for protection; supine is lying on your back.
  • kratogen - The dormant area of land lying next to one that is prone to earthquakes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prone - having a tendency (to); often used in combination; "a child prone to mischief"; "failure-prone"
inclined - (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency; "wasn't inclined to believe the excuse"; "inclined to be moody"
2.prone - lying face downward
unerect - not upright in position or posture

prone

adjective
1. liable, given, subject, inclined, tending, bent, disposed, susceptible, apt, predisposed For all her experience, she was still prone to nerves.
liable disinclined, indisposed
2. face down, flat, lying down, horizontal, prostrate, recumbent, procumbent Bob slid from his chair and lay prone on the floor.
face down erect, upright, vertical, face up, perpendicular, supine

prone

adjective
2. Having or showing a tendency or likelihood:
Translations
مُنْبَطِح على وَجْهِهمَيّال إلى، عُرْضَةً لِ
ležícínáchylný
have tilbøjelighed til
kallistunutmakuultarähmälläänviettävävino
rentan
flatur, endilangurhneigîur
kniūpsčias
ar tieksmi uzdisponētsgulošs
-e eğilimliyatkınyüzükoyun uzanmışyüzüstü yatmış

prone

[prəʊn] ADJ
1. (= face down) to be proneestar postrado (boca abajo)
2. (= liable) to be prone to do sthser propenso or tener tendencia a hacer algo
to be prone to sthser propenso a algo

prone

[ˈprəʊn]
adj
(= liable) to be prone to sth [+ depression, infection, nerves, heart attack] → être sujet(te) à qch
He was prone to depression → Il était sujet à la dépression.; [+ violence] → être enclin(e) à qch
We know males are more prone to violence → Nous savons que les hommes sont plus enclins à la violence.
to be prone to do sth → être susceptible de faire qch
People with fair skin are more prone to develop skin cancer → Les personnes à la peau claire sont plus susceptibles de développer un cancer de la peau. accident prone, injury-prone
(= lying) → couché(e) (face contre terre)
adv
to lie prone → être couché(e) face contre terre

prone

adj
(= lying) to be or lie proneauf dem Bauch liegen; in a prone positionin Bauchlage
(= liable) to be prone to somethingzu etw neigen; to be prone to do somethingdazu neigen, etw zu tun

prone

[prəʊn] adj
a. (face down) → a faccia in giù, prono/a
b. (liable) prone toincline a, propenso/a a
to be prone to illness → essere or andare soggetto/a a malattie
she is prone to burst into tears if ... → scoppia facilmente in lacrime se...

prone

(prəun) adjective
1. lying flat, especially face downwards.
2. (with to) inclined to; likely to experience etc. He is prone to illness.

prone

a. acostado-a. 1. postrado-a.
en posición acostada boca abajo;
con la mano virada, apoyada en el dorso;
2. propenso, susceptible a contraer una enfermedad.

prone

adj (facedown) prono (form, inv), boca abajo; (predisposed) propenso, predispuesto; with the patient in the prone position..con el paciente en posición prono..con el paciente boca abajo; accident-prone propenso a los accidentes
References in classic literature ?
The night was nearly spent; Ma'ame Pelagie had glided from the bench upon which she had rested, and for hours lay prone upon the stone flagging, motionless.
The evil of these departed years would naturally have sprung up again, in such rank weeds (symbolic of the transmitted vices of society) as are always prone to root themselves about human dwellings.
For it had not been very long prior to the Pequod's sailing from Nantucket, that he had been found one night lying prone upon the ground, and insensible; by some unknown, and seemingly inexplicable, unimaginable casualty, his ivory limb having been so violently displaced, that it had stake-wise smitten, and all but pierced his groin; nor was it without extreme difficulty that the agonizing wound was entirely cured.
Leave me, and let me wear my spirit with weariness and waiting, even as I have done these ten long days, counterfeiting thus the thing that is called rest, the prone body making outward sign of repose where inwardly is none.
The culprits flung themselves prone, in an ecstasy of gratitude, and kissed his feet, declaring that they would never forget his goodness and never cease to pray for him as long as they lived.
The window went up, a maid-servant's discordant voice profaned the holy calm, and a deluge of water drenched the prone martyr's remains!
I hardly know how it has happened; a little, perhaps, from that wickedness on my side which was prone to take disgust towards a girl so idolized and so cried up as she always was, by her aunt and grandmother, and all their set.
Reed would have endured my presence more complacently; her children would have entertained for me more of the cordiality of fellow-feeling; the servants would have been less prone to make me the scapegoat of the nursery.
Abstract your mind from the subject at present: you are too prone to covet your neighbour's goods; remember THIS neighbour's goods are mine.
Whereas they were easy of innocent solution apart - as, for instance, some diner-out or diner-at-home, who had not gone near this watchman's gate, might have strayed to my staircase and dropped asleep there - and my nameless visitor might have brought some one with him to show him the way - still, joined, they had an ugly look to one as prone to distrust and fear as the changes of a few hours had made me.
Though not ill-natured, she was narrow-minded enough to be in some degree contemptible, and was consequently prone to suspect others of despising her.
Another moment and the leader of the herd leaped high in his tracks and fell prone, dyeing the sward with his heart's blood.