from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lying with the front or face downward.
- adj. Having a tendency; inclined: paper that is prone to yellowing; children who are prone to mischief.
- adv. In a prone manner: The patient was lying prone on the bed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Lying face downward; prostrate (Wikipedia).
- adj. Having a downward inclination or slope.
- adj. Shooting from a lying down position.
- adj. Predisposed, liable, inclined.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Bending forward; inclined; not erect.
- adj. Prostrate; flat; esp., lying with the face down; -- opposed to
- adj. Headlong; running downward or headlong.
- adj. Sloping, with reference to a line or surface; declivous; inclined; not level.
- adj. Inclined; propense; disposed; -- applied to the mind or affections, usually in an ill sense. Followed by to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bending forward with the face downward; inclined; lying flat; not erect.
- Lying with the face or front downward.
- Specifically, in anatomy: Lying face downward; stretched at full length on the belly.
- Lying with the palm downward; pronated, as the hand. In both senses, the opposite of supine.
- Moving or sloping downward; descending; inclined.
- Inclined by disposition or natural tendency; propense; disposed: usually in an ill sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lying face downward
- adj. having a tendency (to); often used in combination
Middle English, inclined, disposed, from Latin prōnus, leaning forward; see per1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin prōnus ("turned forward, bent or inclined"). (Wiktionary)