Meaning of prone


Pronunciation: (prōn), [key]
— 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. having a downward direction or slope.
  5. having the palm downward, as the hand.


Pronunciation: (prōn), [key]
— n.
  1. a sermon or a brief hortatory introduction to a sermon, usually delivered at a service at which the Eucharist is celebrated.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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