|Origin:||recliner, from Latin reclinare, from clinare 'to bend'|
1 [intransitive] formal
to lie or lean back in a relaxed way
I spent Sunday reclining in a deck chair.
A solitary figure was reclining on the grass.
2 [intransitive and transitive]
if you recline a seat, or if it reclines, you lower the back of the seat so that you can lean back in it