KJV Dictionary Definition: inclinable


INCLI'NABLE, a. L. inclinabilis. See Incline.

1. Leaning; tending; as a tower inclinable to fall.

2. Having a propension of will; leaning in disposition; somewhat disposed; as a mind inclinable to truth.


INCLINA'TION, n. L. inclinatio. See Incline.

1. A leaning; any deviation of a body or line from an upright position, or from a parallel line, towards another body; as the inclination of the head in bowing.

2. In geometry, the angle made by two lines or planes that meet; as, the inclination of axis of the earth to the place of the ecliptic is 23 deg.28 feet.

3. A leaning of the mind or will; propension or propensity; a disposition more favorable to one thing than to another. The prince has no inclination to peace. The bachelor has manifested no inclination to marry. Men have a natural inclination to pleasure.

A mere inclination to a thing is not properly a willing of that thing.

4. Love; affection; regard; desire; with for. Some men have an inclination for music, others for painting.

5. Disposition of mind.

6. The dip of the magnetic needle, or its tendency to incline towards the earth; also, the angle made by the needle with the horizon.

7. The act of decanting liquors by stooping or inclining the vessel.


INCLI'NE, v.t. L. inclino; in and clino; Eng. to lean.

1. To lean; to deviate from an erect or parallel line toward any object; to tend. Converging lines incline toward each other. A road inclines to the north or south. Connecticut river runs south, inclining in some part of its course to the west, and below middletown, it inclines to the east.

2. To lean; in a moral sense; to have a propension; to be disposed; to have some wish or desire.

Their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech. Judges 9.

3. To have an appetite; to be disposed; as, to be inclined to eat.

INCLI'NE, v.t. To cause to deviate from an erect, perpendicular or parallel line; to give a leaning to; as, incline the column or post to the east; incline your head to the right.

1. To give a tendency or propension to the will or affections; to turn; to dispose.

Incline our hearts to keep this law.

Incline my heart to thy testimonies. Ps.119.

2. To bend; to cause to stoop or bow; as, to incline the head or the body in acts of reverence or civility.


INCLI'NED, pp. Having a leaning or tendency; disposed.

Inclined plane, in mechanics, is a plane that makes an oblique angle with the plane of the horizon; a sloping plane.


INCLI'NER, n. An inclined dial.


INCLI'NING, ppr. Leaning; causing to lean.

INCLI'NING, a. Leaning.