Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “prone”

prone

adjective uk   /prəʊn/ us    /proʊn/

prone adjective (TENDING)

be prone to sth/do sth C2 likely to suffer from an illness or show a particular negative characteristic: I've always been prone to headaches. He was prone to depression even as a teenager. She's prone to exaggerate, that's for sure.

prone adjective (LYING DOWN)

formal lying on the front with the face down: The photograph showed a man lying prone on the pavement, a puddle of blood about his head.
(Definition of prone adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of prone?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “prone”

Definitions of “prone” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

first:

(a person or thing) coming before all others in order, time, amount, quality, or importance

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More