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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]


Lying face downward


prone; prostrate


unerect (not upright in position or posture)

Sense 2prone [BACK TO TOP]


Having a tendency (to); often used in combination

Context examples:

a child prone to mischief / failure-prone


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

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