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  • prone — [[t]pro͟ʊn[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, ADJ to n, ADJ to inf To be prone to something, usually something bad, means to have a tendency to be affected by it or to do it. → See also accident prone For all her experience as a television reporter …   English dictionary

  • prone — [ proun ] adjective * 1. ) likely to do something or be affected by something, especially something bad: prone to: The coastal region is prone to earthquakes. prone to do something: He s prone to gain weight. error /injury prone: an injury prone… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • prone — [prəun US proun] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: pronus] 1.) likely to do something or suffer from something, especially something bad or harmful prone to ▪ Some plants are very prone to disease. prone to do sth ▪ Kids are all prone to eat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Something Positive — logo, Mr. Personality. Author(s) R. K. Milholland Website http:/ …   Wikipedia

  • prone — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (prone to/to do) likely or liable to suffer from, do, or experience (something unfortunate). 2) lying flat, especially face downwards. 3) archaic with a downward slope or direction. DERIVATIVES proneness noun. ORIGIN Latin pronus… …   English terms dictionary

  • prone — late 14c., naturally inclined to something, apt, liable, from L. pronus bent forward, inclined to, from adverbial form of pro forward (see PRO (Cf. pro )). Meaning lying face down is first recorded 1570s. Literal and figurative senses both were… …   Etymology dictionary

  • prone */ — UK [prəʊn] / US [proʊn] adjective 1) likely to do something or be affected by something, especially something bad prone to: The coastal region is prone to earthquakes. prone to do something: He s prone to gain weight. error /injury prone: an… …   English dictionary

  • prone — adjective 1 likely to do something or suffer from something, especially something bad or harmful (+ to): Some plants are prone to a particular disease. (prone to do sth): Kids are all prone to eat junk food. | strike prone/accident prone etc: I… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Prone position — Word history The word prone, meaning naturally inclined to something, apt, liable, , is recorded in English since 1382; the meaning lying face down is first recorded in 1578 but is also referred to as laying down or going prone .It derives from… …   Wikipedia

  • prone — [prəʊn] adj 1) likely to do something bad, or likely to be affected by something bad The region is prone to earthquakes.[/ex] He s prone to gain weight.[/ex] an accident prone child[/ex] 2) formal lying flat with the front of your body facing… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • prone — prone1 pronely, adv. proneness, n. /prohn/, adj. 1. having a natural inclination or tendency to something; disposed; liable: to be prone to anger. 2. having the front or ventral part downward; lying face downward. 3. lying flat; prostrate. 4.… …   Universalium

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