Meaning of “prone” in the English Dictionary

"prone" in British English

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uk /prəʊn/ us /proʊn/


uk / -prəʊn/ us / -proʊn/

(Definition of “prone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prone" in American English

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us /proʊn/

prone adjective (LIKELY)

likely to do, get, or suffer from something:

As a child, he was prone to ear infections.
Carol’s kind of accident-prone (= seems to have a lot of accidents).

prone adjective (LYING DOWN)

[ not gradable ] lying on your chest, with your face looking down:

The injured player was lifted into a cart and driven off the field in a prone position.

(Definition of “prone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)