prone

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

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prone (comparative more prone, superlative most prone)

  1. Lying face downward; prostrate (Wikipedia).
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 1/2, The Younger Set[1]:
      […] 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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prone

  1. feminine plural of prono

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Latin[edit]

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prōne

  1. vocative masculine singular of prōnus