• IPA: /ɹɪˈklaɪn/, /ɹəˈklaɪn/

recline (reclines, present participle reclining; 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.
    • 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
  • German: zurücklehnen
  • Portuguese: reclinar
  • Russian: отки́дывать
  • Portuguese: apoiar
  • Russian: укла́дывать
  • Portuguese: reclinar
  • Russian: отки́дываться
  • Portuguese: deitar
  • Russian: полулежа́ть

recline (plural reclines)

  1. A mechanism for lowering the back of a seat to support a less upright position; Also, the action of lowering the back using such a mechanism.
    • 2013 Dec. 22, Jad Mouawad and Martha C. White, "," 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.

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