Definitions for recumbentrɪˈkʌm bənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•cum•bentrɪˈkʌm bənt(adj.)

  1. lying down; reclining; leaning.

  2. inactive; idle.

  3. Zool., Bot. noting a part that leans or reposes upon its surface of origin.

    Category: Botany, Zoology

Origin of recumbent:

1765–75; < L recumbent- (s. of recumbēns), prp. of recumbere to lie down


Princeton's WordNet

  1. accumbent, decumbent, recumbent(adj)

    lying down; in a position of comfort or rest


  1. recumbent(Noun)

    A bicycle or tricycle that places the rider in a reclined posture.

  2. recumbent(Adjective)

    Lying down.

  3. recumbent(Adjective)

    Inactive; idle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recumbent(adj)

    leaning; reclining; lying; as, the recumbent posture of the Romans at their meals. Hence, figuratively; Resting; inactive; idle

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lying down.

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