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Recumbent meaning

recumbent - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Leaning; reclining; lying; as, the recumbent posture of the Romans at their meals. Hence, figuratively; Resting; inactive; idle.
  2. 2. Leaning; lying; reclining; as, a recumbent position.
  3. 3. Recumbently.
  4. 4. Lying back; reclining.
  5. 5. Recumbency.

recumbent - examples of usage

  1. I flung myself down under a ledge, and was fast asleep almost before I reached a recumbent position. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. In the flank operation the animal may be operated upon either while standing or while in the recumbent position. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. The cow usually assumes a recumbent position, and all the movements made are stiff and lame. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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