What does recumbent mean?

Definitions for recumbentrɪˈkʌm bənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word recumbent.

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

  2. Origin: [L. recumbens, -entis, p. pr. of recumbere. See Recumb, Incumbent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recumbent

    rē-kum′bent, adj. lying back: reclining: idle.—ns. Recum′bence, Recum′bency.—adv. Recum′bently. [L. recumbĕrere-, back, cubāre, to lie down.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recumbent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recumbent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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