See also: prôné and prône

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prone and supine position

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English prone, proone, proon, from Latin prōnus (turned forward, bent or inclined), from prō (forward).

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prone (comparative proner or more prone, superlative pronest or most prone)

  1. Lying face downward.
    Synonym: prostrate
    Antonym: supine
    prone position
    • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter I, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      But they had already discovered that he could be bullied, and they had it their own way; and 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. (figuratively) Predisposed, liable, inclined.
    prone to failure
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, “Sonnet 141”, in Shake-speares Sonnets. [][1], London: By G[eorge] Eld for T[homas] T[horpe] and are to be sold by William Aspley, OCLC 216596634:
      Nor are mine ears with thy tongue's tune delighted; / Nor tender feeling, to base touches prone, / Nor taste, nor smell, desire to be invited / To any sensual feast with thee alone: []
    • 2019 November 20, “Thanathorn: Thai opposition leader disqualified as MP”, in BBC[2], BBC, retrieved 2019-11-21:
      Future Forward came third in the elections with 6.2 million votes, and Mr Thanathorn has since emerged as the main voice of opposition to the military-dominated government. He has been a strong critic of the powerful army's role in coup-prone Thai politics.

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prone (third-person singular simple present prones, present participle proning, simple past and past participle proned)

  1. (medicine) To place in a prone position, to place face down.

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prone

  1. feminine plural of prono

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prōne

  1. vocative masculine singular of prōnus

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