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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.
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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
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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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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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
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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
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prone

adjective
2. Having or showing a tendency or likelihood:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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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...
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

prone

(prəun) adjective
1. lying flat, especially face downwards.
2. (with to) inclined to; likely to experience etc. He is prone to illness.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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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