Definition of Reclining

1. Noun. The act of assuming or maintaining a reclining position.

Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Derivative terms: Recline, Recline



Definition of Reclining

1. a. Bending or curving gradually back from the perpendicular.

Definition of Reclining

1. Adjective. (''Of a chair'') which can be reclined, can be moved into a more horizontal position. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of recline) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reclining

1. recline [v] - See also: recline

Medical Definition of Reclining

1. Bending or curving gradually back from the perpendicular. Recumbent. Reclining dial, a dial whose plane is inclined to the vertical line through its center. . Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reclining

reclimb
reclimbed
reclimbing
reclimbs
reclinable
reclinant
reclinate
reclination
reclinations
recline
reclineable
reclined
recliner
recliners
reclines
reclining (current term)
reclining chair
recloak
recloaked
recloaking
recloaks
reclock
reclocked
reclocking
reclocks
reclog
reclogged
reclogging
reclogs
reclone

Literary usage of Reclining

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1. Joseph Csáky: A Pioneer of Modern Sculpture by Edith Balas (1998)
"reclining Women reclining figures have appeared throughout the history of ... The reclining nudes of the Parthenon, the River Gods of the Capitoline Hill, ..."

2. Joseph Csáky: A Pioneer of Modern Sculpture by Edith Balas (1998)
"reclining Women reclining figures have appeared throughout the history of ... The reclining nudes of the Parthenon, the River Gods of the Capitoline Hill, ..."

3. Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities by William Smith (1892)
"145), but who afterwards adopted the habit of reclining, women and children excepted. In the time of our Saviour reclining was the universal custom, ..."

4. Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Smith, Horatio Balch Hackett, Ezra Abbot (1872)
"As luxury increased, the practice of sitting was exchanged for that of reclining: the first intimation of this occurs in the prophecies of Amos, ..."

5. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1912)
"reclining board to correct a convex total scoliosis to the right. located ... During recent years I have also made use of reclining boards which allow of a ..."

6. The Connoisseur by George Colman, B. Thornton (1905)
"When cardinals, ambassadors, and marshals of France crowded the " toilettes " of the reigning favourite, and Madame de Pompadour, reclining TOILET SERVICE ..."

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