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"
lacking excess flesh
"you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
lacking in mineral content or combustible material
"lean ore"; "lean fuel"
containing little excess
"a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance"
not profitable or prosperous
"a lean year"
lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle(verb)
to incline or bend from a vertical position
"She leaned over the banister"
cause to lean or incline
"He leaned his rifle against the wall"
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"
rely on for support
"We can lean on this man"
cause to lean to the side
"Erosion listed the old tree"
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
to incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; -- with to, toward, etc
to rest or rely, for support, comfort, and the like; -- with on, upon, or against
to cause to lean; to incline; to support or rest
wanting flesh; destitute of or deficient in fat; not plump; meager; thin; lank; as, a lean body; a lean cattle
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
of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; -- opposed to fat; as, lean copy, matter, or type
that part of flesh which consist principally of muscle without the fat
unremunerative copy or work
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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lēn, v.i. to incline or bend: to turn from a straight line: to rest against: to incline towards:—pr.p. lean′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. leaned or leant (lent).—n. Lean′-to, a shed or penthouse whose supports lean upon another building or wall. [A.S. hlinian, and causal form hlǽnan; Dut. leunen.]
lēn, adj. thin, wanting flesh: not fat: unprofitable, taking extra time—a printer's phrase.—n. flesh without fat.—adj. Lean′-faced, having a thin face: (print.) slender and narrow, as letters.—adv. Lean′ly.—n. Lean′ness.—adj. Lean′-wit′ted, of little sense. [A.S. hlǽne; Low Ger. leen; according to Skeat, from hlǽnan, to lean (above).]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Used in the same sense as clean or sharp; the reverse of full or bluff in the form of a ship.
What does LEAN stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the LEAN acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'lean' in Verbs Frequency: #406
The numerical value of lean in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of lean in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of lean in a Sentence
Lean into love and away from fear.
A lean agreement is better than a fat lawsuit.
The Universe is holding you in her arms - lean in
It's a lot easier to make that stick if you lean into it.
In case of doubt it is best to lean to the side of mercy.
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Translations for lean
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- الخالية منArabic
- abocar, magre, repenjar-se, inclinarCatalan, Valencian
- lehnen, knapp, dürr, anlehnen, mager, schlankGerman
- reclinar, apoyar, delgado, magro, esbelto, ajustado, arrimar, estrecho, sobreoxigenado, declinarSpanish
- nojata, kallistaa, laiha, nojautua, hoikka, kallistuaFinnish
- serré, pauvre, presser, mince, maigre, pencherFrench
- delgado, delgadaGalician
- appoggiare, sporgersi, ricca, adagiare, slanciato, magro, scarso, sodo, asciutto, adagiarsi, magra, reclinare, pendereItalian
- 傾く, もたれるJapanese
- liess, kalsnsLatvian
- 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
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