- Lying face downward; prostrate.Wp
1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter I, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), 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.
- Having a downward inclination or slope.
- Shooting from a lying down position.
- Predisposed, liable, inclined.
lying face downward; prostrate
- prone in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- prone in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- prone in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette