June 11, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
recline /rɪˈklaɪn/ verb
recline
/rɪˈklaɪn/
verb

reclines; reclined; reclining

The man is reclining on the sofa.
The man is reclining on the sofa.
Learner's definition of RECLINE

1 [no object] formal : to sit back or lie down in a relaxed manner

  • She was reclining on the sofa, watching TV.

2 : to lean backward

[no object]

  • Does that chair recline?

  • The theater has reclining seats.

[+ object]

  • He reclined his seat so that he could nap more comfortably.

Get Learner's Word of the Day daily email!
More Learner's Words of the Day
Subscribe