She is laying in a prone position on her bed.
- If you tend to be emotional, this is an example of when you are prone to being emotional.
- If you are lying facing down on your bed, this is an example of when you are in a prone position.
Prone is defined as having a tendency towards something, or describes something that is sloped or lying down.
- lying or leaning face downward
- lying flat or prostrate; in a horizontal position
- having a natural bent; disposed or inclined (to): prone to error
- groveling; abject
- Old Poet. leaning forward or sloping downward
Origin of proneMiddle English from Classical Latin pronus from pro, before: see pro-
- Lying with the front or face downward.
- Having a tendency; inclined. Often used in combination: paper that is prone to yellowing; an accident-prone child.
In a prone manner: The patient was lying prone on the bed.
Origin of proneMiddle English inclined, disposed from Latin prōnus leaning forward ; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more prone, superlative most prone)
From Latin prÅnus (“turned forward, bent or inclined").