Recline meaning

rĭ-klīn
To be adjustable so that the occupant may recline rather than sit up.

A seat that reclines.

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To cause to lean or lie back or down; lay back.
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To cause to recline.
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To lie or lean back or down; specif., to rest or repose lying down.
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To cause to lean back; to bend back.
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To put in a resting position.

She reclined her arms on the table and sighed.

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(intransitive) To lean back.

To recline against a wall.

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(intransitive) To put oneself in a resting position.

To recline on a couch.

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(plural reclines)
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To lean back or lie down on one's back.
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Origin of recline

  • Middle English reclinen from Old French recliner from Latin reclīnāre re- re- -clīnāre to bend klei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin reclinare, "to bend back". Confer "decline", "incline".

    From Wiktionary