recline


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re·cline

 (rĭ-klīn′)
v. re·clined, re·clin·ing, re·clines
v.intr.
1. To lean back or lie down on one's back.
2. To be adjustable so that the occupant may recline rather than sit up: a seat that reclines.
v.tr.
To cause to recline.

[Middle English reclinen, from Old French recliner, from Latin reclīnāre : re-, re- + -clīnāre, to bend; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]

rec′li·na′tion (rĕk′lə-nā′shən) n.

recline

(rɪˈklaɪn)
vb
to rest or cause to rest in a leaning position
[C15: from Old French recliner, from Latin reclīnāre to lean back, from re- + clīnāre to lean1]
reˈclinable adj
reclination n

re•cline

(rɪˈklaɪn)

v. -clined, -clin•ing. v.i.
1. to lean back or lie; rest in a recumbent position.
v.t.
2. to cause to lean back or lie; place in a recumbent position.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin reclīnāre=re- re- + clīnāre to lean1]
re•clin′a•ble, adj.
rec•li•na•tion (ˌrɛk ləˈneɪ ʃən) n.

recline


Past participle: reclined
Gerund: reclining

Imperative
recline
recline
Present
I recline
you recline
he/she/it reclines
we recline
you recline
they recline
Preterite
I reclined
you reclined
he/she/it reclined
we reclined
you reclined
they reclined
Present Continuous
I am reclining
you are reclining
he/she/it is reclining
we are reclining
you are reclining
they are reclining
Present Perfect
I have reclined
you have reclined
he/she/it has reclined
we have reclined
you have reclined
they have reclined
Past Continuous
I was reclining
you were reclining
he/she/it was reclining
we were reclining
you were reclining
they were reclining
Past Perfect
I had reclined
you had reclined
he/she/it had reclined
we had reclined
you had reclined
they had reclined
Future
I will recline
you will recline
he/she/it will recline
we will recline
you will recline
they will recline
Future Perfect
I will have reclined
you will have reclined
he/she/it will have reclined
we will have reclined
you will have reclined
they will have reclined
Future Continuous
I will be reclining
you will be reclining
he/she/it will be reclining
we will be reclining
you will be reclining
they will be reclining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reclining
you have been reclining
he/she/it has been reclining
we have been reclining
you have been reclining
they have been reclining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reclining
you will have been reclining
he/she/it will have been reclining
we will have been reclining
you will have been reclining
they will have been reclining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reclining
you had been reclining
he/she/it had been reclining
we had been reclining
you had been reclining
they had been reclining
Conditional
I would recline
you would recline
he/she/it would recline
we would recline
you would recline
they would recline
Past Conditional
I would have reclined
you would have reclined
he/she/it would have reclined
we would have reclined
you would have reclined
they would have reclined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.recline - move the upper body backwards and down
lean, tilt, angle, slant, tip - to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"
fall back - fall backwards and down
2.recline - cause to recline; "She reclined her head on the pillow"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
recumb, recline, repose - lean in a comfortable resting position; "He was reposing on the couch"
3.recline - lean in a comfortable resting position; "He was reposing on the couch"
rest - be at rest
lie - be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
recline - cause to recline; "She reclined her head on the pillow"

recline

verb lean, lie (down), stretch out, lie back, rest, lounge, sprawl, loll, repose, be recumbent She proceeded to recline on a chaise longue.
stand, rise, stand up, get up, sit up, stand upright

recline

verb
1. To be or place oneself in a prostrate or recumbent position:
lie (down), repose, stretch (out).
2. To take repose, as by sleeping or lying quietly:
lie (down), repose, rest, stretch (out).
Translations
يَسْنِد، يَسْتَنِد
položit
lægge sig nedlæne sig tilbage
halla sér, liggja
atlošiamoji kėdėatsiloštigulėti atsilošus
atbalstītiesatlaisties
yaslanmak

recline

[rɪˈklaɪn]
B. VT [+ head] → recostar, reclinar

recline

[rɪˈklaɪn]
vi
[person] → être allongé(e), être étendu(e)
to recline on sth [+ bed, sofa, bench] → s'allonger sur qch, s'étendre sur qch
[seat] → s'incliner
vt [+ seat] → incliner

recline

vt armzurücklegen (→ on auf +acc); head alsozurücklehnen (→ on an +acc); seatzurückstellen
vi (person)zurückliegen; (seat)sich verstellen lassen; she was reclining on the sofasie ruhte auf dem Sofa; reclining in his bathim Bade liegend; reclining figure (Art) → Liegende(r) mf

recline

[rɪˈklaɪn] vi (person) → essere sdraiato/a
the seat reclines → il sedile è reclinabile or ribaltabile

recline

(rəˈklain) verb
to lean or lie on one's back or side. The invalid was reclining on the sofa.
reclining chair
an armchair with a back which can be made to slope backwards.

recline

n. reclinación;
v. reclinar, inclinar; recostarse.
References in classic literature ?
Under a tuft of shade that on a green Stood whispering soft, by a fresh Fountain side They sat them down, and after no more toil Of thir sweet Gardning labour then suffic'd To recommend coole ZEPHYR, and made ease More easie, wholsom thirst and appetite More grateful, to thir Supper Fruits they fell, Nectarine Fruits which the compliant boughes Yeilded them, side-long as they sat recline On the soft downie Bank damaskt with flours: The savourie pulp they chew, and in the rinde Still as they thirsted scoop the brimming stream; Nor gentle purpose, nor endearing smiles Wanted, nor youthful dalliance as beseems Fair couple, linkt in happie nuptial League, Alone as they.
And then when the repast is over and the tables removed, for the knight to recline in the chair, picking his teeth perhaps as usual, and a damsel, much lovelier than any of the others, to enter unexpectedly by the chamber door, and herself by his side, and begin to tell him what the castle is, and how she is held enchanted there, and other things that amaze the knight and astonish the readers who are perusing his history.
She shall still recline Upon the scented balustrade and glow With spring that thrills her warm blood into wine.
I will therefore go upstairs and recline upon that couch which I have never ceased to flood with my tears from the day Ulysses set out for the city with a hateful name.
And slowly, slowly did she recline herself on the soft grass, first bending her forelegs, and then crouching her hind ones.
Here would they slumber through the hours of the night, and recline luxuriously during the greater part of the day.
I had floated home in my gondola, listening to the slow splash of the oar in the narrow dark canals, and now the only thought that solicited me was the vague reflection that it would be pleasant to recline at one's length in the fragrant darkness on a garden bench.
I should lie out in the garden in a hammock and read sentimental novels with a melancholy ending, until the books should fall from my listless hand, and I should recline there, dreamily gazing into the deep blue of the firmament, watching the fleecy clouds floating like white-sailed ships across its depths, and listening to the joyous song of the birds and the low rustling of the trees.
I wished to recline at full length in a cushioned invalid chair, with pictures about me and sumptuous furniture; with frescoed walls and gilded arches above me and vistas of Corinthian columns stretching far before me; with perfumes of Araby to intoxicate my senses and the slumbrous drone of distant noises to soothe me to sleep.
As if a tree nodded unto me, a broad-branched, strong-willed tree, curved as a recline and a foot-stool for weary travellers: thus did the world stand on my promontory:--
To ladies and gentlemen who are not in the habit of devoting themselves practically to the science of penmanship, writing a letter is no very easy task; it being always considered necessary in such cases for the writer to recline his head on his left arm, so as to place his eyes as nearly as possible on a level with the paper, and, while glancing sideways at the letters he is constructing, to form with his tongue imaginary characters to correspond.
The second reclines, with his still white face turned up to the sky--sleeping or dead.