Reclining
Recline Re*cline" (r[-e]*kl[imac]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reclined} (r[-e]*kl[imac]nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reclining}.] [L. reclinare; pref. re- re- + clinare to lean, incline. See {Incline}, {Lean} to incline.] To cause or permit to lean, incline, rest, etc.; to place in a recumbent position; as, to recline the head on the hand. [1913 Webster]

The mother Reclined her dying head upon his breast. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • Reclining — Re*clin ing, a. (Bot.) (a) Bending or curving gradually back from the perpendicular. (b) Recumbent. [1913 Webster] {Reclining dial}, a dial whose plane is inclined to the vertical line through its center. Davies & Peck (Math. Dict.). [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reclining — adjective (Of a chair) which can be reclined, can be moved into a more horizontal position. A reclining armchair …   Wiktionary

  • reclining — adj. Reclining is used with these nouns: ↑chair …   Collocations dictionary

  • reclining — noun the act of assuming or maintaining a reclining position (Freq. 1) • Derivationally related forms: ↑recline • Hypernyms: ↑motion, ↑movement, ↑move, ↑motility …   Useful english dictionary

  • reclining — Synonyms and related words: accubation, accumbency, accumbent, couchancy, couchant, couche, crawling, debasement, decumbency, decumbent, depression, draped, flat, groveling, loll, lolling, lounging, lowness, lying, lying down, procumbent, prone,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • reclining — adj. lying in a horizontal position; can be adjusted into a horizontal position re·cline || rɪ klaɪn v. lie in a horizontal position, lie back; lie down and rest; place in a horizontal position; lean back …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reclining — a. 1. Leaning, recumbent, lying. 2. Resting, reposing …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Reclining Figure — Artiste Henry Moore Année 1951 Type Bronze Technique Sculpture Dimensions (H × L) 1 10 m × 2 25 × 0 65 m L …   Wikipédia en Français

  • reclining seat — UK [rɪˌklaɪnɪŋ ˈsiːt] US [rɪˌklaɪnɪŋ ˈsit] noun [countable] [singular reclining seat plural reclining seats] tourism a seat that lies back, so that a traveller can sleep …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reclining dial — Reclining Re*clin ing, a. (Bot.) (a) Bending or curving gradually back from the perpendicular. (b) Recumbent. [1913 Webster] {Reclining dial}, a dial whose plane is inclined to the vertical line through its center. Davies & Peck (Math. Dict.).… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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