What does the word recline mean?

Usage examples for recline

  1. Come, dearest, once more to your own one, who will never remember aught of the sad rupture which enemies have made, and we will hurry to the setting sun, and recline on mossy banks, and give up our souls to Elysium. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  2. No longer did the sprightly sparrow chirrup cheerfully to its young from leafy branches; no longer did cattle recline in its shade during the heat of the day. – No Man's Land by H. C. McNeile