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·cline, v. i.
1. To lean or incline; as, to recline against a wall.
2. To assume, or to be in, a recumbent position; as, to recline on a couch.
Re·cline, a. Having a reclining posture; leaning; reclining. [R.]
They sat, recline
On the soft downy bank, damasked with flowers. --Milton.
v 1: move the upper body backwards and down [syn: lean back]
2: cause to recline; "She reclined her head on the pillow"
3: lean in a comfortable resting position; "He was reposing on
the couch" [syn: recumb, repose]