Prone Definition

prōn
adjective
Lying or leaning face downward.
Webster's New World
Lying flat or prostrate; in a horizontal position.
Webster's New World
Having a natural bent; disposed or inclined (to)
Prone to error.
Webster's New World
Groveling; abject.
Webster's New World
Leaning forward or sloping downward.
Webster's New World
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adverb
In a prone manner.
The patient was lying prone on the bed.
American Heritage Medicine

Origin of Prone

  • Middle English inclined, disposed from Latin prōnus leaning forward per1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin prōnus (“turned forward, bent or inclined").

    From Wiktionary

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