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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
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However, I am not prone to sensitiveness, and the following of a sense of duty, wherever it may lead, has always been a kind of fetich with me throughout my life; which may account for the honors bestowed upon me by three republics and the decorations and friendships of an old and powerful emperor and several lesser kings, in whose service my sword has been red many a time.
Such is the kind of swaggering and rhodomontade in which the "red men" are prone to indulge in their vainglorious moments; for, with all their vaunted taciturnity, they are vehemently prone at times to become eloquent about their exploits, and to sound their own trumpet.
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.
This, then, is one species of monarchical government in which the kingly power is in a general for life; and is sometimes hereditary, sometimes elective: besides, there is also another, which is to be met with among some of the barbarians, in which the kings are invested with powers nearly equal to a tyranny, yet are, in some respects, bound by the laws and the customs of their country; for as the barbarians are by nature more prone to slavery than the Greeks, and those in Asia more than those in Europe, they endure without murmuring a despotic government; for this reason their governments are tyrannies; but yet not liable to be overthrown, as being customary and according to law.
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.
I am as suspicious and prone to take offence as a humpback or a dwarf.
By all that I have ever read, I am convinced that it is very common indeed; that human nature is particularly prone to it, and that there are very few of us who do not cherish a feeling of self-complacency on the score of some quality or other, real or imaginary.
It is strange that the winds which men are prone to style capricious remain true to their character in all the various regions of the earth.
It is true, I had not yet learned that I must say "It is I"; but I no longer was guilty of a double negative in writing, though still prone to that error in excited speech.
Even idleness is eager now--eager for amusement; prone to excursion-trains, art museums, periodical literature, and exciting novels; prone even to scientific theorizing and cursory peeps through microscopes.
At first he had been prone to turn upon his pursuers, jealous of his dignity and wrathful; but at such times Mit-sah would throw the stinging lash of the thirty-foot cariboo-gut whip into his face and compel him to turn tail and run on.
Millward,' suggested he, when at length that gentleman paused in his discourse, 'that when a child may be naturally prone to intemperance - by the fault of its parents or ancestors, for instance - some precautions are advisable?