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Definition of the verb recline

What does recline mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: reclined | reclining | reclines

  1. move the upper body backwards and down
  2. cause to recline
    • example: She reclined her head on the pillow
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: lay / place / pose / position / put / set = put into a certain place or abstract location
  3. lean in a comfortable resting position
    • examples: The children recline in the rocking chair | There recline some children in the rocking chair
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of recline: recumb / repose
    • more generic word: lie = be lying, be prostrate
    • more specific word: rest = be at rest

Alternative definition of the verb recline


  1. [transitive] To cause to lean back; to bend back.
  2. [transitive] To put in a resting position.
  3. [intransitive] To lean back.
  4. [intransitive] To put one's self in a resting position.


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Recline

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Google previewDesign and Society: Social Issues in Technological Design (2017)

by Cameron Shelley

For those of us who have to squeeze ourselves into the limited airplane legroom space of a coach seat offered by many airlines, a seat in front of us that is poised to recline is a collision waiting to happen—with our knees serving as bumpers.

Google previewThe popular and critical Bible encyclopaedia and Scriptural dictionary (1920)

fully defining and explaining all religious terms, including biographical, geographical, historical, archaeological and doctrinal themes by Samuel Fallows (bp.)

whereas imxXlru, to recline is the word employed in the Gospel.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

To thir supper fruits they fell, Nectarine fruits which the compliant boughes Yielded them, side-long as they sat recline On the soft downie bank rtamaskt with flours. Milton. Paradise Lost, book iv. 1. 333. □ □ Behoves no more, But sidelong to ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary, English, Technological, and Scientific (1871)

On the Basis of Webster's English Dictionary ... Also, a Supplement Containing an Extensive Collection of Words, Terms and Phrases in ... Literature, Science, and Art, Together with Numerous Obsolete, Obsolescent, and Scottish Words Not Included in Previous English Dictionaries by John Ogilvie

See RECLINE.] In bot, reclined, as a leaf; ...

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Usage statistics about recline

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Recline Meaning

Video shows what recline means. To cause to lean back; to bend back.. To put in a resting position.. To lean back.. Recline Meaning. How to pronounce ...

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tall tree
a blue recline under
brown leaves on my feet (Ric S. Bastasa)
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Scrabble value of R1E1C3L1I1N1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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