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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 ?
She shall still recline Upon the scented balustrade and glow With spring that thrills her warm blood into wine.
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:--
The old men, of whom there were many in the vale, seldom stirred from their mats, where they would recline for hours and hours, smoking and talking to one another with all the garrulity of age.
The second reclines, with his still white face turned up to the sky--sleeping or dead.
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For the Airbus A340 the latest sleeper seats are 83 inches apart and can recline to a flat 180 degrees.
However, Northwest Airlines has said that it has tested the product on several seat types and found that when installed, should someone try to force the seat to recline, the tray table assembly can break.
On the other hand, if the chairs are shown alongside more formal stationary pieces, shoppers might not catch on to the fact that these stationary-looking pieces do, in fact, recline.
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