• (adj): Having a tendency (to); often used in combination.
    Example: "A child prone to mischief"; "failure-prone"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on prone:

La Chèvre - Plot
... Marie is known to be extremely unlucky and accident-prone the psychologist advises sending someone equally accident-prone to find her, on the theory that what happened to her may also happen to ... character Perrin is an awkward, accident-prone accountant who works for the businessman, and is chosen to implement the scheme ...
Lying (position)
... Prone lying on the chest with the face down ("lying down" or "going prone") ... position (coma position), one of a series of variations on a lateral recumbent or three-quarters prone position of the body, into which an unconscious but ...
Monaco At The 1924 Summer Olympics - Shooting
... Shooter Event Final Score Rank Roger Abel 50 m rifle, prone 45 ... Victor Bonafède 50 m rifle, prone 31 ... Joseph Chiaubaut 50 m rifle, prone 361 59 ...
Shooting At The 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 Metre Rifle Prone
... The Men's 50 metre rifle prone event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on August 15 at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall ... Long Rifle at 50 metres distance from the prone position ...

More definitions of "prone":

  • (adj): Lying face downward.
    Synonyms: prostrate

Famous quotes containing the word prone:

    The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    Idleness makes people feeble and peevish. Work makes them stalwart and prone to anger.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    It is of the nobility of man’s soul that he is insatiable: for he hath a benefactor so prone to give, that he delighteth in us for asking. Do not your inclinations tell you that the WORLD is yours?
    Thomas Traherne (1636–1674)