AskDefine | Define accumbent

Dictionary Definition

accumbent adj : lying down; in a position of comfort or rest [syn: decumbent, recumbent, reclining]

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English

Etymology

Latin accumb + -ent

Pronunciation

ac-cumb*ent aah-KUHM-bint

Adjective

  1. Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals.
    Quotations
    • The Roman ... accumbent posture in eating. - Arbuthnot
  2. Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf - Gray
    Quotations

Translations

Noun

  1. One who reclines at table.
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