Recline

  • 1 Recline — Re*cline , v. i. 1. To lean or incline; as, to recline against a wall. [1913 Webster] 2. To assume, or to be in, a recumbent position; as, to recline on a couch. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Recline — Re*cline , a. [L. reclinis. See {Recline}, v. t.] Having a reclining posture; leaning; reclining. [R.] [1913 Webster] They sat, recline On the soft downy bank, damasked with flowers. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 recline — index repose (rest), rest (be supported by) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 récliné — récliné, ée [ʀekline] adj. ÉTYM. 1798; p. p. de récliner. ❖ ♦ Bot. Dont l extrémité s incline vers le sol, en parlant d un organe végétal. || Préfoliation réclinée : disposition des jeunes feuilles d un bourgeon, dans laquelle la partie… …

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  • 6 récliné — récliné, ée (ré kli né, née) adj. Terme de botanique. Dont le sommet est moins élevé que la base ou penche vers la terre …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 7 recline — (v.) early 15c., from L. reclinare to bend back, to lean back, from re back, against (see RE (Cf. re )) + clinare to bend, from PIE *klei n , suffixed form of *klei to lean (see LEAN (Cf. lean) (v.)). Related: Recline …

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  • 8 recline — [v] lie down be recumbent, cant, heel, lay down, lean, lie, list, loll, lounge, repose, rest, slant, slope, sprawl, stretch, stretch out, tilt, tip; concepts 154,201 Ant. sit up, straighten …

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  • 9 recline — ► VERB 1) lean or lie back in a relaxed position. 2) (of a seat) have a back able to move into a sloping position. DERIVATIVES reclinable adjective recliner noun. ORIGIN Latin reclinare, from clinare to bend …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 recline — [ri klīn′] vt. reclined, reclining [ME reclynen < L reclinare < re , back + clinare, to lean: see INCLINE] to cause to lean or lie back or down; lay back vi. to lie or lean back or down; specif., to rest or repose lying down reclination… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 recline — [[t]rɪkla͟ɪn[/t]] reclines, reclining, reclined 1) VERB If you recline on something, you sit or lie on it with the upper part of your body supported at an angle. [V prep] She proceeded to recline on a chaise longue... [V ing] Move to a reclining… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 recline — re|cline [rıˈklaın] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: recliner, from Latin reclinare, from clinare to bend ] 1.) [i]formal to lie or lean back in a relaxed way recline in/on ▪ I spent Sunday reclining in a deck chair. ▪ A solitary figure… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 recline — UK [rɪˈklaɪn] / US verb Word forms recline : present tense I/you/we/they recline he/she/it reclines present participle reclining past tense reclined past participle reclined 1) [intransitive] to lie or lean in a comfortable position with your… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 recline — v. 1 intr. assume or be in a horizontal or leaning position, esp. in resting. 2 tr. cause to recline or move from the vertical. Derivatives: reclinable adj. Etymology: ME f. OE recliner or L reclinare bend back, recline (as RE , clinare bend) …

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  • 15 recline — verb Recline is used with these nouns as the object: ↑seat …

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  • 16 recline — verb 1》 lean or lie back in a relaxed position. 2》 (of a seat) have a back able to move into a sloping position. Derivatives reclinable adjective Origin ME: from OFr. recliner or L. reclinare bend back, recline , from re back + clinare to bend …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 recline — verb 1 (I) formal to lie or lean back in a relaxed way (+ in/on): a girl reclining on a deck chair 2 (I, T) if you recline a seat or if it reclines, the back of the seat is lowered, so that you can lean back in it: reclining seats …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 recline — verb recline on the sofa Syn: lie, lie down, lie back, lean back; be recumbent; relax, repose, loll, lounge, sprawl, stretch out; literary couch …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 recline — verb (reclined; reclining) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French or Latin; Anglo French recliner, from Latin reclinare, from re + clinare to bend more at lean Date: 15th century transitive verb to cause or permit to incline backwards… …

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  • 20 recline — reclinable, adj. reclination /rek leuh nay sheuhn/, n. /ri kluyn /, v., reclined, reclining. v.i. 1. to lean or lie back; rest in a recumbent position. v.t. 2. to cause to lean back on something; place in a recumbent position. [1375 1425; late ME …

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