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Meaning of PRONE

Pronunciation:  prown

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  lying face downward
  2. [adj]  having a tendency (to); often used in combination; "a child prone to mischief"; "failure-prone"
 

PRONE is a 5 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: inclined(p), prostrate, unerect
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Prone\, a. [L. pronus, akin to Gr. ?, ?, Skr. pravana
sloping, inclined, and also to L. pro forward, for. See
{Pro-}.]
1. Bending forward; inclined; not erect.

         Towards him they bend With awful reverence prone.
                                               --Milton.

2. Prostrate; flat; esp., lying with the face down; --
   opposed to {supine}.

         Which, as the wind, Blew where it listed, laying all
         things prone.                         --Byron.

3. Headlong; running downward or headlong. ``Down thither
   prone in flight.'' --Milton.

4. Sloping, with reference to a line or surface; declivous;
   inclined; not level.

         Since the floods demand, For their descent, a prone
         and sinking land.                     --Blackmore.

5. Inclined; propense; disposed; -- applied to the mind or
   affections, usually in an ill sense. Followed by to.
   ``Prone to mischief.'' --Shak.

         Poets are nearly all prone to melancholy. --Landor.

 

 

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