from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lying down, especially in a position of comfort or rest; reclining.
- adj. Resting; idle.
- adj. Biology Resting on the surface from which it arises. Used of an organ or other structure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Lying down.
- adj. Inactive; idle.
- n. A bicycle or tricycle that places the rider in a reclined posture.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Leaning; reclining; lying. Hence, figuratively; Resting; inactive; idle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Leaning; reclining.
- Reposing; inactive; idle; listless.
- In zoology and botany, noting a part that leans or reposes upon any thing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
Latin recumbēns, recumbent-, present participle of recumbere, to lie down : re-, re- + cumbere, to lie.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)