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Definition of the adjective accumbent

What does accumbent mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. lying down; in a position of comfort or rest

Alternative definition of the adjective accumbent


  1. Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals.
  2. [botany] Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf

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Google previewHaving Fun with Words of Wit and Wisdom (2009)

In 3,401 Quotations from Writers Across the Ages from the Prophets in the Bible to Barack Obama Words You're by Tom McMorrow

Two and a half centuries later this noun has become obsolete, but its cousin the adjective Accumbent refers to the same thing, ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Language (Complete and Unabridged) (2011)

by Samuel Johnson

ACCUMBENT (ACCU'MBENT) adj.[accumbens, Lat.]Leaning. The Roman recumbent, or, more properly, accumbent posture in eating, was introduced after the first Punic war.Arbuthnoton Coins. To ACCUMULATE (ACCU'MULATE) v.a.[ from ...

Google previewDictionary of Natural Resource Management (2011)

by Katherine Dunster

accumbent Lying ...

Google previewA popular and complete English dictionary (1848)

by John Boag

ACCUMBENT. wnse-, agreeing, and is always followed by to. It is never a preposition. Accordingly ak-kor'dlng-le, ade. Agreeably; suitably; in a manner conformable to. Accordion, ak-kor'del-&n, *. A certain musical instrument, lately introduced ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1895)

accumbent crue, crew: see crewl, and cf. recruit.] 1+. An accession; addition; reinforcement. The towne of Calis and the forts thereabouts were not supplied with anie new accrouces of soldiers. Holinshed, Chron., III. 11351.

Google previewA dictionary of the english language (1853)

in which the words are deduced from their originals, explained in their different meanings, and authorized by the names of the writers in whose works they are found by Samuel Johnson, Henry John Todd

ACCUMBENT. n. s. One who is placed at a dinner-table, bnt without reference to the ancient mode of leaning. Bp. Hall. To ACCU'MULATE. v. a. [accumulo, Lat.] To heap one thing upon another ; to pile up. Shakspeare. Го ACCU'MULATE.

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary of the English Language (1885)

A Complete Encyclopedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific, and Technological by John Ogilvie

The Roman recumbent, or more properly accumbent posture in eating was introduced after the first Punic war. Arbuthnot. Accumbent Ovule ( Thiaspi arvense). 2. In bot. lying against anything: used in opposition to incumbent, or lying upon ...

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Small photo of Steppe landscape close-up: yellow florets of an accumbent semishrub against the steppe and blue sky. Gorse pontic (Genista millii) is an appressed semishrub, which prefers limed rocky soils More...

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Accumbent Meaning

Video shows what accumbent means. Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals.. Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf.

Scrabble value of A1C3C3U1M3B3E1N1T1

The value of this 9-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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