Re·cline v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reclined p. pr. & vb. n. Reclining.] To cause or permit to lean, incline, rest, etc.; to place in a recumbent position; as, to recline the head on the hand.
Reclined her dying head upon his breast. --Dryden.
Re·clin·ing, a. Bot. (a) Bending or curving gradually back from the perpendicular. (b) Recumbent.
Reclining dial, a dial whose plane is inclined to the vertical line through its center. --Davies & Peck Math. Dict..
adj : lying down; in a position of comfort or rest [syn: accumbent,
n : the act of assuming or maintaining a reclining position