prone

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin prōnus (turned forward, bent or inclined).

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prone (comparative more prone, superlative most prone)

  1. Lying face downward; prostrate.Wp
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, The Younger Set, chapterI:
      But they had already discovered that he could be bullied, and they had it their own way; and presently Selwyn lay prone upon the nursery floor, impersonating a ladrone while pleasant shivers chased themselves over Drina, whom he was stalking.
  2. Having a downward inclination or slope.
  3. Shooting from a lying down position.
  4. Predisposed, liable, inclined.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

prone

  1. feminine plural of prono

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

prōne

  1. vocative masculine singular of prōnus