Re*cline" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reclined (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Reclining.] [L. reclinare; pref. re- re- + clinare to lean, incline. See Incline, Lean to incline.]

To cause or permit to lean, incline, rest, etc., to place in a recumbent position; as, to recline the head on the hand.

The mother Reclined her dying head upon his breast. Dryden.


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Re*cline", v. i.


To lean or incline; as, to recline against a wall.


To assume, or to be in, a recumbent position; as, to recline on a couch.


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Re*cline", a. [L. reclinis. See Recline, v. t.]

Having a reclining posture; leaning; reclining.


They sat, recline On the soft downy bank, damasked with flowers. Milton.


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