Definitions

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  • adj. Lying at length.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Lying at length.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lying at length; prostrate.

Etymologies

Latin jacens, present participle of jacere to lie: compare French jacent. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Quum tot oppidorum cadavera ante oculus projecta jacent.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • C juste que moi, tout ce potentiel YAOI sous-jacent dans Naruto qui pour UNE FOIS s'exprime au grand jour moi je dis ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Whether it's the planet Genesistrine, or the moon, or a vast amorphous region super-jacent to this earth, or an island in the Super-Sargasso Sea, should perhaps be left to the researches of other super -- or extra -- geographers.

    The Book of the Damned

  • Hic jacent reliquiae mortales Gulielmi Hazlitt, auctoris non intelligibilis: natus Maidstoniae in comi [ta] tu Cantiae, Apr. 10,

    Selected English Letters

  • Wentworth held the light aloft and peered down into that six feet of blackness at the jacent figure.

    Mistress Wilding

  • "Wal, you're kind o 'livin' ad-jacent, as the sayin 'is," observed Dan, with a shadowy smile.

    The Watchers of the Plains A Tale of the Western Prairies

  • Upon whose tombs these verses following were written: Hic jacent in Duno qui tumulo tumulantur in uno, Brigida, Patricius atque Columba plus, which is for to say in English: In Duno these three be buried all in one sepulchre:

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • An intense loyalty, not only to the political theories of the South, but to the memory of the men who died for them -- "qui bene pro patria cum patriaque jacent" -- still animates the survivors of the war.

    America To-day, Observations and Reflections

  • Salvato librario, et Demetrio lectore, ducatos XLV Francischo fabro lignario mediolanensi habitatori piscinæ urbis Romæ pro banchis Bibliothecæ conficiendis, maxime vero decem quæ ad sinistram jacent, quorum longitudo est XXXVIII palmorum, vel circa, et ita accepta parte pecuniarum, cujus summa est centum et XXX ducatorum, facturum se debitum promittit et obligat, die XV Julii 1475.

    The Care of Books

  • Our gun-boat shelled the town (Rome) and the ad = jacent roads and quite a num ber of the rebs were killed.

    Franklin County: David R. P. Shoemaker to Henry A. Bitner, March 21, 1863

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  • In addition, jacent means 1. recumbent; 2. sluggish (OED).

    February 20, 2012