Definition of "recline" [re•cline]

  • To cause to assume a leaning or prone position. (verb-transitive)
  • To lie back or down. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "recline" in a sentence
  • "Where I recline is on a couch right by the windows, to get the best lighting for my reading."
  • "Sign in recline: Former Red Sox great Johnny Pesky made sure giving autographs were a comfortable operation Monday."
  • "(I meant lie, as in recline, not as in fib, which is what you’ll do anyway.)"