• (RP) IPA: /pɹəʊn/
  • (America) IPA: /pɹoʊn/


  1. Lying face downward.
    Synonyms: prostrate
    Antonyms: supine
    prone position
    • 1907, Robert William 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. Shooting from a lying down position.
  4. (figuratively) Predisposed, liable, inclined.
    prone to failure
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, “Sonnet 141”, in Shake-speares Sonnets. Neuer before Imprinted[S%3Aen%3AShakespeare%27s_Sonnets_%281883%29%2FSonnet_141], 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: {{...}
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  • Russian: лёжа

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