Definitions for LEANlin

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  1. tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaning(adj)

    the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

    "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"

  2. thin, lean(adj)

    lacking excess flesh

    "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare

  3. lean(adj)

    lacking in mineral content or combustible material

    "lean ore"; "lean fuel"

  4. lean, skimpy(adj)

    containing little excess

    "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance"

  5. lean(verb)

    not profitable or prosperous

    "a lean year"

  6. lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle(verb)

    to incline or bend from a vertical position

    "She leaned over the banister"

  7. lean(verb)

    cause to lean or incline

    "He leaned his rifle against the wall"

  8. tend, be given, lean, incline, run(verb)

    have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined

    "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"

  9. lean(verb)

    rely on for support

    "We can lean on this man"

  10. list, lean(verb)

    cause to lean to the side

    "Erosion listed the old tree"

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Lean(verb)

    to conceal

  2. Lean(verb)

    to incline, deviate, or bend, from a vertical position; to be in a position thus inclining or deviating; as, she leaned out at the window; a leaning column

  3. Lean(verb)

    to incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; -- with to, toward, etc

  4. Lean(verb)

    to rest or rely, for support, comfort, and the like; -- with on, upon, or against

  5. Lean(verb)

    to cause to lean; to incline; to support or rest

  6. Lean(verb)

    wanting flesh; destitute of or deficient in fat; not plump; meager; thin; lank; as, a lean body; a lean cattle

  7. Lean(verb)

    wanting fullness, richness, sufficiency, or productiveness; deficient in quality or contents; slender; scant; barren; bare; mean; -- used literally and figuratively; as, the lean harvest; a lean purse; a lean discourse; lean wages

  8. Lean(verb)

    of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; -- opposed to fat; as, lean copy, matter, or type

  9. Lean(noun)

    that part of flesh which consist principally of muscle without the fat

  10. Lean(noun)

    unremunerative copy or work

  11. Origin: [OE. lenen, AS. hlinian, hleonian, v. i.; akin to OS. hlinn, D. leunen, OHG. hlinn, linn, G. lehnen, L. inclinare, Gr. kli`nein, L. clivus hill, slope. 40. Cf. Declivity, Climax, Incline, Ladder.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LEAN' in Verbs Frequency: #406


Translations for LEAN

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  • abocar, magre, repenjar-se, inclinarCatalan, Valencian
  • opřítCzech
  • lehnen, knapp, dürr, anlehnen, mager, schlankGerman
  • reclinar, apoyar, delgado, magro, esbelto, ajustado, arrimar, estrecho, sobreoxigenado, declinarSpanish
  • لمیدنPersian
  • nojata, kallistaa, laiha, nojautua, hoikka, kallistuaFinnish
  • serré, pauvre, presser, mince, maigre, pencherFrench
  • delgado, delgadaGalician
  • sandarIndonesian
  • appoggiare, sporgersi, ricca, adagiare, slanciato, magro, scarso, sodo, asciutto, adagiarsi, magra, reclinare, pendereItalian
  • 傾く, もたれるJapanese
  • پاڵدانه‌وه‌Kurdish
  • liess, kalsnsLatvian
  • whararaMāori
  • leneNorwegian
  • leunen, mager, tenger, aanleunenDutch
  • lene, bikkeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • mager, slankNorwegian
  • oprzeć sięPolish
  • esbelto, reclinar-se, magro, [[apoiar]]-[[se]]Portuguese
  • slab, ține, inclina, subțire, rezemaRomanian
  • бедный, обеднённый, поджарый, прислоняться, опираться, скромный, тощий, постный, наклоняться, опереться, наклониться, сухощавый, скудный, худой, прислонитьсяRussian
  • viseti, nasloniti seSlovene
  • mager, smal, lutaSwedish
  • zayıf, kıt, dayanmak, yağlı, yağsız, yaslanmak, inceTurkish
  • kambag'al, ozg'inUzbek
  • maigueWalloon

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