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re·cum·bent

 (rĭ-kŭm′bənt)
adj.
1. Lying down, especially in a position of comfort or rest; reclining.
2. Resting; idle.
3. Biology Resting on the surface from which it arises. Used of an organ or other structure.
n.
A recumbent bicycle.

[Latin recumbēns, recumbent-, present participle of recumbere, to lie down : re-, re- + cumbere, to lie.]

re·cum′bence, re·cum′ben·cy n.
re·cum′bent·ly adv.

recumbent

(rɪˈkʌmbənt)
adj
1. lying down; reclining
2. (Biology) (of a part or organ) leaning or resting against another organ or the ground: a recumbent stem.
3. (Geological Science) (of a fold in a rock formation) in which the axial plane is nearly horizontal
[C17: from Latin recumbere to lie back, from re- + cumbere to lie]
reˈcumbence, reˈcumbency n
reˈcumbently adv

re•cum•bent

(rɪˈkʌm 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.
[1765–75; < Latin recumbent- (s. of recumbēns), present participle of recumbere to lie down]
re•cum′ben•cy, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.recumbent - lying downrecumbent - lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
unerect - not upright in position or posture

recumbent

adjective lying down, lying, resting, flat, leaning, prone, horizontal, stretched out, reclining, prostrate, supine, flat on your back He stared down at his sister's recumbent form.

recumbent

adjective
Translations
مُسْتَلْقٍ، مُضْطَجِع
ležící
liggende
liegendLiegerad
makaavanojapyörä
fekvõ
liggjandi út af
gulintisgulsčias
guļošsguļus
ležiaci
liggcykel
boylu boyunca uzanmış

recumbent

[rɪˈkʌmbənt] ADJ [figure, statue] → yacente; [person] → recostado, acostado

recumbent

[rɪˈkʌmbənt]
adjétendu(e), allongé(e)

recumbent

adj (form)ruhend attr, → liegend attr; recumbent figure (Art) → liegende Figur, Liegende(r) mf; recumbent bicycleLiegefahrrad nt; to be recumbentliegen

recumbent

[rɪˈkʌmbənt] adj (frm) → giacente

recumbent

(rəˈkambənt) adjective
lying down.

re·cum·bent

a. yacente, acostado-a, recostado-a, reclinado-a, recumbente; acostado-a de espalda
___ positionposición ___.

recumbent

adj (form) decúbito (form, inv), acostado
References in classic literature ?
Yes, we became very wakeful; so much so that our recumbent position began to grow wearisome, and by little and little we found ourselves sitting up; the clothes well tucked around us, leaning against the head-board with our four knees drawn up close together, and our two noses bending over them, as if our knee-pans were warming-pans.
My attention was caught firstly by a bicycle lying carelessly on the turf, and secondly and lastly by a graceful woman's figure, recumbent and evidently sleeping against the turf bank, well tucked in among the afternoon shadows.
Unwilling to prolong a useless discussion, the young man affected to comply, by posting his back against the logs of the blockhouse, in a half recumbent posture, though resolutely determined, in his own mind, not to close an eye until he had delivered his precious charge into the arms of Munro himself.
She moved not, massive and shapeless like a recumbent statue in the rough; he remembered her wide-open eyes looking into the empty room.
From being the best electric- lighted town in the kingdom and the most like a recumbent sun of anything you ever saw, it was be- come simply a blot -- a blot upon darkness -- that is to say, it was darker and solider than the rest of the darkness, and so you could see it a little better; it made me feel as if maybe it was symbolical -- a sort of sign that the Church was going to KEEP the upper hand now, and snuff out all my beautiful civilization just like that.
Grimaud waited till he heard the bolt grind in the lock and when he was satisfied that he was alone he slowly rose from his recumbent posture.
The south-westerly mood of the West Wind is an enemy of sleep, and even of a recumbent position, in the responsible officers of a ship.
He was in a recumbent position now and, although a little pale, he was obviously not seriously hurt.
The Palmer, having extinguished his torch, threw himself, without taking off any part of his clothes, on this rude couch, and slept, or at least retained his recumbent posture, till the earliest sunbeams found their way through the little grated window, which served at once to admit both air and light to his uncomfortable cell.
The Indians would half rise from their recumbent posture, and gaze upon his uncovered head, with their usual exclamation of astonishment.
These were passed from mouth to mouth by the recumbent smokers, each of whom, taking two or three prodigious whiffs, handed the pipe to his neighbour; sometimes for that purpose stretching indolently across the body of some dozing individual whose exertions at the dinner-table had already induced sleep.
She musingly turned to withdraw, passing near an altertomb, the oldest of them all, on which was a recumbent figure.