• Prone

    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -əʊn

    Origin

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

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    Adjective

    prone

    1. Lying face downward; prostrate (Prone position).
      • 1907, w, The Younger Set Chapter 1/2, presently Selwyn lay prone upon the nursery floor, impersonating a ladrone while pleasant shivers chased themselves over Drina, whom he was stalking.
    2. Having a downward inclination or slope.
    3. Shooting from a lying down position.
    4. Predisposed, liable, inclined.

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