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Reclining definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RECLI'NING, ppr. Leaning back or sideways; resting; lying.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the act of assuming or maintaining a reclining position

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Recline Re*cline", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reclined; 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. The mother Reclined her dying head upon his breast. --Dryden.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Reclining Re*clin"ing, a. (Bot.) (a) Bending or curving gradually back from the perpendicular. (b) Recumbent. Reclining dial, a dial whose plane is inclined to the vertical line through its center. --Davies & Peck (Math. Dict.).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

re-klin'-ing (Joh 13:23).

See MEALS, III; TRICLINIUM.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Leaning, recumbent, lying. 2. Resting, reposing.

Moby Thesaurus

accubation, accumbency, accumbent, couchancy, couchant, couche, crawling, debasement, decumbency, decumbent, depression, draped, flat, groveling, loll, lolling, lounging, lowness, lying, lying down, procumbent, prone, proneness, prostrate, prostration, reclination, recumbency, recumbent, repose, reposing, resupine, shortness, sprawl, sprawled, sprawling, spread, squatness, squattiness, stumpiness, subjacency, supine, supineness



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