What does leaning mean?

Definitions for leaning
ˈli nɪŋlean·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leaning, propensity, tendencynoun

    an inclination to do something

    "he felt leanings toward frivolity"

  2. proclivity, propensity, leaningnoun

    a natural inclination

    "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"

  3. tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaningnoun

    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"

  4. leaningadjective

    the act of deviating from a vertical position

  5. atilt, canted, leaning, tilted, tippedadjective

    departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal

    "the leaning tower of Pisa"; "the headstones were tilted"

Wiktionary

  1. leaningnoun

    A tendency.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leaning

    of Lean

  2. Leaningnoun

    the act, or state, of inclining; inclination; tendency; as, a leaning towards Calvinism

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Anagrams for leaning »

  1. aneling

  2. lignane

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leaning in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leaning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of leaning in a Sentence

  1. Michael Antonelli:

    In the statement the Fed worried about inflation being below their target, but in the press conference Powell said they view that weakness as transitory and they aren't leaning more towards a cut then they were before.

  2. Oren Miller:

    It's an age thing even more than a political-leaning thing, the (Facebook) group itself has a lot of people from the right and the left, and they all agree on that one thing -- that involved fatherhood is important for everyone.

  3. Brenda Kelly:

    As we have come to expect from the head of the ECB, Draghi is leaning towards pro-action rather than reaction.

  4. Lou Brien:

    I think the reaction in the bonds is greater than you would think from the stimulus of oil and the stock market, part of it is, maybe people started leaning the wrong way last week if they thought we’d seen the bottom in crude and stocks.

  5. Martin Chorzempa:

    There is nervousness about China's ambiguous, but Russia-leaning stance on the Ukraine conflict, which raises worries that China could be targeted by sanctions if it helps Russia.

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