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Definition of the adjective accumbent
What does accumbent mean as an attribute of a noun?
- lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
Alternative definition of the adjective accumbent
- Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals.
- [botany] Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf
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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, ...
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 ...
by Katherine Dunster
accumbent Lying ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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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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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