from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Bent downward or aside.
  • adj. Bending downward in a curve; declined.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bent downward or aside; (Bot.) bending downward in a curve; declined.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, bending or bent downward; declining: applied to stamens when they are thrown to one side of a flower, as in Amaryllis; also applied to mosses. Also declined and declinous.
  • In zoology, declined; bending or sloping downward; declivous: opposed to acclinate.


Latin declinatus, past participle of declino ("I decline"). (Wiktionary)


  • Et dixit, Ecce, nunc domini mei, declinate obsecro ad domum servi vestri, et pernoctate, et lavate pedes vestros: et mane surgetis, et pergetis in viam vestram.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1


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