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Wordnet 3.0


1. having a tendency (to); often used in combination;
- Example: "a child prone to mischief"
- Example: "failure-prone"

2. lying face downward;
[syn: prone, prostrate]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prone \Prone\, a. [L. pronus, akin to Gr. ?, ?, Skr. pravana sloping, inclined, and also to L. pro forward, for. See Pro-.] [1913 Webster] 1. Bending forward; inclined; not erect. [1913 Webster] Towards him they bend With awful reverence prone. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Prostrate; flat; esp., lying with the face down; -- opposed to supine. [1913 Webster] Which, as the wind, Blew where it listed, laying all things prone. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 3. Headlong; running downward or headlong. "Down thither prone in flight." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. Sloping, with reference to a line or surface; declivous; inclined; not level. [1913 Webster] Since the floods demand, For their descent, a prone and sinking land. --Blackmore. [1913 Webster] 5. Inclined; propense; disposed; -- applied to the mind or affections, usually in an ill sense. Followed by to. "Prone to mischief." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Poets are nearly all prone to melancholy. --Landor. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prone adj 1: having a tendency (to); often used in combination; "a child prone to mischief"; "failure-prone" 2: lying face downward [syn: prone, prostrate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

131 Moby Thesaurus words for "prone": accumbent, acquiescent, agreeable, alacritous, amenable, answerable for, apt, apt to, ardent, bent, calculated to, capable of, compliant, consenting, content, cooperative, couchant, couche, crawling, crouched, crouching, debased, decumbent, deferential, dependent on, depressed, disposed, disposed to, dispositioned, docile, draped, eager, enthusiastic, exposed, exposed to, fain, favorable, favorably disposed, favorably inclined, flat, forward, game, given, given to, groveling, horizontal, in danger of, in the mind, in the mood, incident to, inclined, inclined to, knee-high, knocked flat, laid low, leaning, level, liable, liable to, likely, likely to, lolling, lounging, low, low-built, low-hung, low-level, low-leveled, low-lying, low-set, low-statured, lying, lying down, minded, minded to, naked to, neap, obeisant, obliged to, obnoxious, obsequious, on bended knee, open, open to, pliant, predisposed, predisposed to, procumbent, prompt, prone to, prostrate, quick, ready, ready and willing, ready for, ready to, receptive, reclining, recumbent, reposing, responsible for, responsive, resupine, runty, sensitive, servile, short, sprawled, sprawling, spread, squat, squatty, standing to, stooped, stumpy, subject, subject to, subservient, supine, susceptible, susceptive to, tending, tractable, unelevated, well-disposed, well-inclined, willed, willing, willinghearted, within range of, zealous