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inclining


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Incline  \In*cline"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Inclined};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Inclining}.]  [OE.  inclinen,  enclinen  OF  encliner, 
  incliner,  F.  incliner,  L.  inclinare  pref.  in-  in  +  clinare 
  to  bend,  incline;  akin  to  E.  lean.  See  {Lean}  to  incline.] 
  1.  To  deviate  from  a  line  direction,  or  course,  toward  an 
  object;  to  lean;  to  tend;  as  converging  lines  incline 
  toward  each  other  a  road  inclines  to  the  north  or  south. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  To  lean  or  tend,  in  an  intellectual  or  moral  sense 
  to  favor  an  opinion,  a  course  of  conduct,  or  a  person;  to 
  have  a  propensity  or  inclination;  to  be  disposed. 
 
  Their  hearts  inclined  to  follow  Abimelech.  --Judges 
  ix  3. 
 
  Power  finds  its  balance,  giddy  motions  cease  In  both 
  the  scales,  and  each  inclines  to  peace.  --Parnell. 
 
  3.  To  bow;  to  incline  the  head.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Syn:  To  lean;  slope;  slant;  tend;  bend. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inclining  \In*clin"ing\,  a.  (Bot.) 
  Same  as  {Inclined},  3. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inclining  \In*clin"ing\,  n. 
  1.  Inclination;  disposition. 
 
  On  the  first  inclining  towards  sleep.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  Party  or  side  chosen;  a  following. 
 
  Both  you  of  my  inclining,  and  the  rest.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inclining 
  n  :  the  act  of  inclining;  bending  forward;  "an  inclination  of 
  his  head  indicated  his  agreement"  [syn:  {inclination}] 




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