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PRONE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prone mean? 

PRONE (adjective)
  The adjective PRONE has 2 senses:

1. lying face downward
2. having a tendency (to); often used in combination

  Familiarity information: PRONE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRONE (adjective)


Sense 1prone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lying face downward

Synonyms:

prone; prostrate

Similar:

unerect (not upright in position or posture)


Sense 2prone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a tendency (to); often used in combination

Context examples:

a child prone to mischief / failure-prone

Similar:

inclined ((often followed by 'to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency)


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