Recumbently
Recumbent Re*cum"bent (-bet), a. [L. recumbens, -entis, p. pr. of recumbere. See {Recumb}, {Incumbent}.] Leaning; reclining; lying; as, the recumbent posture of the Romans at their meals. Hence, figuratively; Resting; inactive; idle. -- {Re*cum"bent*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • recumbently — See recumbence. * * * …   Universalium

  • recumbently — recumˈbently adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑recumbent …   Useful english dictionary

  • recumbent — recumbency, recumbence, n. recumbently, adv. /ri kum beuhnt/, adj. 1. lying down; reclining; leaning. 2. inactive; idle. 3. Zool., Bot. noting a part that leans or reposes upon its surface of origin. n. 4. a recumbent person, animal, plant, etc.… …   Universalium

  • recumbent — [rɪ kʌmb(ə)nt] adjective 1》 lying down. 2》 (of a plant) growing close to the ground. noun a bicycle ridden in a reclining position. Derivatives recumbency noun recumbently adverb Origin C17: from L. recumbent , recumbere recline , from re back +… …   English new terms dictionary

  • recumbent — /rəˈkʌmbənt / (say ruh kumbuhnt) adjective 1. lying down; reclining; leaning. 2. inactive; idle. 3. Zoology, Botany denoting a part that leans or reposes upon anything. –noun 4. a recumbent person, animal, plant, etc. {Latin recumbens, present… …   Australian English dictionary

  • recumbent — [ri kum′bənt] adj. [L recumbens, prp. of recumbere < re , back + cumbere; akin to cubare, to lie down: see CUBE1] 1. a) lying down; reclining; leaning b) resting; idle 2. Biol. designating a part that leans or lies upon some other part or… …   English World dictionary

  • recumbent — adj. lying down; reclining. Derivatives: recumbency n. recumbently adv. Etymology: L recumbere recline (as RE , cumbere lie) …   Useful english dictionary

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