Simple Definition of recline
: to sit back or lie down in a relaxed manner
: to lean backward
Examples of recline in a sentence
She was reclining on the sofa, watching TV.
The theater has reclining seats.
He reclined his seat so that he could nap more comfortably.
Origin and Etymology of recline
Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French recliner, from Latin reclinare, from re- + clinare to bend — more at lean
First Known Use: 15th century
RECLINE Defined for Kids
Definition of recline for Students
1 : to lie down or sit back usually in a relaxed way
2 : to lean backward <Does that chair recline?>
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