Definitions for recline
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word recline.
lean back, reclineverb
move the upper body backwards and down
cause to recline
"She reclined her head on the pillow"
recumb, repose, reclineverb
lean in a comfortable resting position
"He was reposing on the couch"
To cause to lean back; to bend back.
To put in a resting position.
She reclined her arms on the table and sighed.
To lean back.
To put one's self in a resting position.
Etymology: From Latin reclinare, "to bend back". Confer "decline", "incline".
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
In a leaning posture.
Etymology: reclinis, Lat.
They sat recline
On the soft downy bank, damask’d with flow’rs. John Milton.
To lean back; to lean sidewise.
Etymology: reclino, Lat. recliner, Fr.
Reclin’d her dying head upon his breast. Dryden.
While thus she rested, on her arm reclin’d,
The purling streams that through the meadow stray’d,
In drowsy murmurs lull’d the gentle maid. Addison.
To rest; to repose; to lean.
A recliner is an armchair or sofa that reclines when the occupant lowers the chair's back and raises its front. It has a backrest that can be tilted back, and often a footrest that may be extended by means of a lever on the side of the chair, or may extend automatically when the back is reclined. A recliner is also known as a reclining chair, lounger and an armchair.Modern recliners often feature an adjustable headrest, lumbar support and an independent footstool that adjusts with the weight and angle of the user's legs to maximize comfort. Additional features include heat, massage and vibration. Some models are wheelchair accessible. Recliners can also accommodate a near supine position for sleeping (making them a multifunctional furniture), and are common in airplanes and trains, as well as in homes.
Recline refers to the action of leaning or lying back in a relaxed position with the back supported, or the action of making something lean or slope back. It could also refer to the position that something or someone is in after they have leaned back. It may also symbolize a state of comfort or leisure.
to cause or permit to lean, incline, rest, etc.; to place in a recumbent position; as, to recline the head on the hand
to lean or incline; as, to recline against a wall
to assume, or to be in, a recumbent position; as, to recline on a couch
having a reclining posture; leaning; reclining
Etymology: [L. reclinis. See Recline, v. t.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-klīn′, v.t. to lean or bend backwards: to lean to or on one side.—v.i. to lean: to rest or repose.—adjs. Recline′ (Milt.), leaning; Reclined′ (bot.), same as Reclinate.—n. Reclī′ner.—adj. Reclī′ning (bot.), bending away from the perpendicular: recumbent.—ns. Reclī′ning-board, a board on which persons recline to gain erectness to the figure; Reclī′ning-chair, an invalid's chair. [Fr.,—L. reclināre—re-, back, clināre, to bend.]
The numerical value of recline in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of recline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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