recliner

Definitions

  • The prince reclines, listening, as the princess speaks
    The prince reclines, listening, as the princess speaks
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n recliner an armchair whose back can be lowered and foot can be raised to allow the sitter to recline in it
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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wolfhound licking hand of reclining man wolfhound licking hand of reclining man
VISHNU RECLINING ON THE SERPENT VISHNU RECLINING ON THE SERPENT

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Recliner An armchair with a back that can be adjusted to lean backward, and a footrest that can be moved up to support the legs, or folded under the chair when the person is sitting up; the back and footrest are often geared so that they move together, allowing the chair to be conveniently adjusted either for sitting up or for lying back; also called a reclining chair.
    • Recliner One who, or that which, reclines.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n recliner One who or that which reclines; specifically, a reclining dial.
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Usage

In literature:

As they were announced, Mrs. Finch started up from a gilded sofa on which she had been reclining, reading a French brochure.
"Heartsease" by Charlotte M. Yonge
She half sat, half reclined upon a couch of rose brocade.
"The Historical Nights' Entertainment" by Rafael Sabatini
Freddy, to whom she had been singing, reclined on the floor with his head against her, and an unlit pipe between his lips.
"A Room With A View" by E. M. Forster
His Majesty the Emperor and King reclined on his shield, with his head a little elevated.
"The Second Funeral of Napoleon" by William Makepeace Thackeray (AKA "Michael Angelo Titmarch")
Robespierre was reclining languidly in his fauteuil, his cadaverous countenance more jaded and fatigued than usual.
"Zanoni" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
When he entered Madame's room, Louis found his sister-in-law reclining upon the cushions of her cabinet.
"Ten Years Later" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Jeff, mentally and physically crushed again, came down a little heavier than before, and reclined humbly at her feet.
"Jeff Briggs's Love Story" by Bret Harte
He reclined there, and, as I have said, was almost happy.
"The Lion's Skin" by Rafael Sabatini
The silence was broken at last by Demorest, who, half-reclining on a settee, had once or twice glanced towards the misshapen cactus.
"The Argonauts of North Liberty" by Bret Harte
So when the Persians came on the next day, he made them recline in a meadow and feasted them.
"The History Of Herodotus" by Herodotus
Both his arms were crossed over his head, his head reclining upon his left shoulder, like Alexander the Great.
"Louise de la Valliere" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
He kissed the gentle head that reclined on his bosom.
"The Golden Dog" by William Kirby
Reclining there, he gazed dreamily out upon an Eden.
"Cabbages and Kings" by O. Henry
In the art of the catacombs they sit or recline in the ordinary attitude of banqueters.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
Reclining on a couch, she fixed her flashing eyes on her lover kneeling before her.
"Artist and Model" by René de Pont-Jest
Reclined along a common horse-hair sofa, with squab and cushions hard and scuffed, she was reading one of De Kock's novels, in translation.
"The Child Wife" by Mayne Reid
His eyes closed, he opened them, frowned and blinked; then he reclined on one arm as an easier position.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
Grip reseats himself, folds away his memoranda, and, reclining once more at his ease, looks up at Alan coolly.
"Dangerous Ground" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Consciousness returning, I found myself reclined upon my shaving couch.
"My Fire Opal, and Other Tales" by Sarah Warner Brooks
She did not rise to her feet; she was half reclining on the mats of the floor, her features veiled in the long, black hair of her race.
"Summer Cruising in the South Seas" by Charles Warren Stoddard
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In poetry:

Haply thy Muse, as with unceasing sighs
She keeps late vigils, on her urn reclined,
May see light groups of pleasing visions rise,
And phantoms glide, but of celestial kind.
"Elegy IV. Ophilia's Urn. To Mr. Graves" by William Shenstone
Where grow the willows near the eastern gate,
And 'neath their leafy shade we could recline,
She said at evening she would me await,
And brightly now I see the day-star shine!
"The Disappointed Lover" by Confucius
My Muse contemplative delights to stray,
Where the green sod conceals the mould'ring clay:
In hallow'd shades she glories to recline,
And pensive bend before thy sable shrine!
"Ode on Death" by Emma Lyon
How sweet to muse by murmuring springs reclin'd;
Or loitering careless in the shady grove,
Indulge the gentlest feelings of the mind,
And pity those who live to aught but love!
"Delia, An Elegy" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
BENEATH that dome, reclined the youthful king,
Upon a silver couch; and soothed to mood
As free and soft as perfumes from the wing
Of bird, that shook the jasmines as it woo'd;
"Sardius In His Pavilion With Altheetor" by Maria Gowen Brooks
Whither I go from the bed I recline on, come tell me:
Old age, alarm'd, uncertain—A young woman's voice, appealing to me
for comfort;
A young man's voice, Shall I not escape?
"Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hours" by Walt Whitman

In news:

I was finally sitting back, relaxing in my recliner, when I heard a horrific noise coming from the basement.
Big game spurs sales of large-screen TVs, recliners and pizza.
Most people would celebrate their 85th birthday in their favorite recliner with a piece of sugar-free cake, but not Beachmont's Lennie Piazza.
Tucson News NowGovernment acting against baby recliner maker.
Susan Ellis reclines on her lawn chair as she holds her place as number two in line for Black Friday deals on Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at Best Buy in Abilene, Texas.
Five Infant Deaths Prompt CPSC to Sue Manufacturer of Nap Nanny and Chill Infant Recliners.
"We're not going to back off because of bad things that might happen — not after 40 years of struggling to get here," Falwell said, relaxing enough to recline slightly in his seat.
Patrons can also order beer, wine and other drinks while in reclining leather seats.
NEW Electric snow blower with long cable and electric recliner, good condition.
Federal regulators filed a lawsuit against the maker of the Nap Nanny infant recliners because the company refused to agree to recall the product.
Reclining couch, and microwave standing by on top of the bar for emergency re-popping of popcorn.
Sometimes with a little ambition, I even venture far from the La-Z-Boy recliner to find food.
Children's Frog Masks & Glider Recliners.
A 24-year-old Tacoma man pleaded not guilty Thursday to beating his uncle to death with a hammer as he sat in his favorite recliner.
Infant recliners linked to five deaths.
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In science:

Endurance (metabolic efficiency), aerobic loads of lowimpact and intensity at reclining cycleergometer adding fine motor and cooperatives tasks.
The physical condition from the perspective of complexity: Application of a physical activity program for Alzheimer's disease
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