Recumbent

  • 1 Recumbent — may refer to:* Recumbent bicycle, a bicycle which places the rider in a seated or supine position * Recumbent stone circles, a variation on the more familiar standard stone circles found throughout the UK …

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  • 2 Recumbent — Re*cum bent ( bet), a. [L. recumbens, entis, p. pr. of recumbere. See {Recumb}, {Incumbent}.] Leaning; reclining; lying; as, the recumbent posture of the Romans at their meals. Hence, figuratively; Resting; inactive; idle. {Re*cum bent*ly}, adv.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 recumbent — index inactive, passive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 recumbent — 1640s (implied in recumbency), from L. recumbentem (nom. recumbens), prp. of recumbere to recline, from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) + cumbere to lie down, related to cubare be lying (see CUBICLE (Cf …

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  • 5 recumbent — *prone, supine, prostrate, couchant, dormant Antonyms: upright, erect …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 recumbent — [adj] lying down decumbent, flat, horizontal, level, procumbent, prostrate, reclining, resupine, sprawling, supine; concept 583 …

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  • 7 recumbent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lying down. 2) (of a plant) growing close to the ground. DERIVATIVES recumbency noun. ORIGIN from Latin recumbere recline …

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  • 8 recumbent — [ri kum′bənt] adj. [L recumbens, prp. of recumbere < re , back + cumbere; akin to cubare, to lie down: see CUBE1] 1. a) lying down; reclining; leaning b) resting; idle 2. Biol. designating a part that leans or lies upon some other part or… …

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  • 9 recumbent — adjective Etymology: Latin recumbent , recumbens, present participle of recumbere to lie down, from re + cumbere to lie down; akin to Latin cubare to lie Date: 1705 1. a. suggestive of repose ; leaning, resting b. lying down 2. representing a… …

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  • 10 recumbent — recumbency, recumbence, n. recumbently, adv. /ri kum beuhnt/, adj. 1. lying down; reclining; leaning. 2. inactive; idle. 3. Zool., Bot. noting a part that leans or reposes upon its surface of origin. n. 4. a recumbent person, animal, plant, etc.… …

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  • 11 recumbent — [[t]rɪkʌ̱mbənt[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A recumbent figure or person is lying down. [FORMAL] He looked down at the recumbent figure …

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  • 12 recumbent — Leaning; reclining; lying down. [L. recumbo, to lie back, recline, fr. re , back, + cubo, to lie] * * * re·cum·bent bənt adj lying down <a patient recumbent on a stretcher> * * * re·cum·bent (re kumґbənt) lying down …

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  • 13 recumbent — adj. Recumbent is used with these nouns: ↑bike …

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  • 14 recumbent — [rɪ kʌmb(ə)nt] adjective 1》 lying down. 2》 (of a plant) growing close to the ground. noun a bicycle ridden in a reclining position. Derivatives recumbency noun recumbently adverb Origin C17: from L. recumbent , recumbere recline , from re back +… …

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  • 15 recumbent — adjective formal lying down on your back or side: a full length portrait of the recumbent warrior …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 recumbent — re•cum•bent [[t]rɪˈkʌm bənt[/t]] adj. 1) lying down; reclining; leaning 2) inactive; idle 3) bot zool. Zool., Bot. noting a part that leans or reposes upon its surface of origin • Etymology: 1765–75; < L recumbent (s. of recumbēns), prp. of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 recumbent — /rəˈkʌmbənt / (say ruh kumbuhnt) adjective 1. lying down; reclining; leaning. 2. inactive; idle. 3. Zoology, Botany denoting a part that leans or reposes upon anything. –noun 4. a recumbent person, animal, plant, etc. {Latin recumbens, present… …

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  • 18 Recumbent — Vélo couché Un exemple de vélo couché Un vélo couché, aussi appelé bent, vélo horizontal (vélorizontal) ou vélocar, est un véhicule à propulsion humaine conçu de façon que le conducteur soit en position allongée (couché sur le dos, les jambes à l …

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  • 19 recumbent — adj. [L. recumbere, to lie down] Reclining …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 20 recumbent — 1. adjective a) Lying down. b) Inactive; idle. 2. noun A bicycle or tricycle that places the rider in a reclined posture …

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