recline

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

recline (third-person singular simple present reclines, present participle reclining, simple past and past participle reclined)

  1. (transitive) To cause to lean back; to bend back.
  2. (transitive) To put in a resting position.
    She reclined her arms on the table and sighed.
    • Dryden
      The mother / Reclined her dying head upon his breast.
  3. (intransitive) To lean back.
    to recline against a wall
  4. (intransitive) To put oneself in a resting position.
    to recline on a couch

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Noun[edit]

recline (plural reclines)

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    • 2013 Dec. 22, Jad Mouawad and Martha C. White, "[1]," New York Times (retrieved 23 December 2013):
      To gain a little more space, airlines are turning to a new generation of seats that use lighter materials and less padding, moving the magazine pocket above the tray table and even reducing or eliminating the recline in seats.

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

recline

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of reclinar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of reclinar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of reclinar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of reclinar.