Reclining vs Recumbent - What's the difference?

reclining | recumbent |


As adjectives the difference between reclining and recumbent

is that reclining is capable of being reclined, or moved into a more horizontal position while recumbent is lying down.

As nouns the difference between reclining and recumbent

is that reclining is the act of one who reclines while recumbent is a bicycle or tricycle that places the rider in a reclined posture.

As a verb reclining

is .

reclining

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Capable of being reclined, or moved into a more horizontal position.
  • a reclining armchair

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of one who reclines.
  • * 1865 , (Edward Dutton Cook), Sir Felix Foy, Bart. (page 233)
  • Mr. Disbrowe was reclining on a well-worn horsehair-covered sofa, his frequent reclinings on which piece of furniture had stamped a deep and quite ineffaceable impression of his weighty form upon the cushion.

    recumbent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Lying down.
  • Inactive; idle.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A bicycle or tricycle that places the rider in a reclined posture.
  • Derived terms

    * recumbence * recumbency * recumbently * unrecumbent * unrecumbently

    See also

    * accumbent * diamond frame * prone * prostrate * supine ----