Definition of Prone

1. Adjective. Having a tendency (to); often used in combination. "Failure-prone"

Similar to: Inclined
Derivative terms: Proneness



2. Adjective. Lying face downward.
Exact synonyms: Prostrate
Similar to: Unerect

Definition of Prone

1. a. Bending forward; inclined; not erect.

Definition of Prone

1. Adjective. lying face downward; prostrate ¹

2. Adjective. having a downward inclination or slope ¹

3. Adjective. shooting from a lying down position ¹

4. Adjective. predisposed, liable, inclined ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prone

1. lying with the front or face downward [adj] : PRONELY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prone

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pronatalism
pronatalisms
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pronated
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pronation
pronations
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pronatores
pronators
prone (current term)
prone float
prone out
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Literary usage of Prone

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Him he struck Through the right shoulder ; prone in dust he fell Groaning his last ; round whom his comrades fled Appall'd ; such terror had Patroclus ..."

2. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"CHAPTER XLV That we must not believe everyone, and that we are prone to fall in our words • LORD, be thou my help in trouble, for vain is the help of man.1 ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... tures which the previous native novelists were but too prone to present. Mrs. GF Cross (Ada Cambridge 1854 ), though not a native of Australia, ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"... (to whose ' Life and Letters' he contributed I an introduction), and prone, like him, t against current dogmas in religion, po! and medicine. ..."

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