[ prohn ]
/ proʊn /
having a natural inclination or tendency to something; disposed; liable: to be prone to anger.
having the front or ventral part downward; lying face downward.
lying flat; prostrate.
having a downward direction or slope.
having the palm downward, as the hand.
Words nearby prone
Origin of prone1
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin prōnus turned or leaning forward, inclined downward, disposed, prone
OTHER WORDS FROM proneprone·ly, adverbprone·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for proner
/ (prəʊn) /
lying flat or face downwards; prostrate
sloping or tending downwards
having an inclination to do something
Derived forms of pronepronely, adverbproneness, noun
Word Origin for prone
C14: from Latin prōnus bent forward, from pro- 1
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Medical definitions for proner
[ prōn ]
Lying with the front or face downward.
Having a tendency; inclined.
In a prone manner.
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