What does leaning mean?

Definitions for leaning
ˈli nɪŋlean·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word leaning.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. leaning, propensity, tendency(noun)

    an inclination to do something

    "he felt leanings toward frivolity"

  2. proclivity, propensity, leaning(noun)

    a natural inclination

    "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"

  3. tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaning(noun)

    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. leaning(adj)

    the act of deviating from a vertical position

  5. atilt, canted, leaning, tilted, tipped(adj)

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. leaning(Noun)

    A tendency.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leaning

    of Lean

  2. Leaning(noun)

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

Anagrams for leaning »

  1. aneling

  2. lignane

How to pronounce leaning?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say leaning in sign language?

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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. Hadi Ghaemi:

    There will either be a majority leaning toward one person or a very strong dealmaker who can even sway his opponents.

  2. Anthony Cragg:

    The concern out there, which is not unique to us, is of government interference particularly in monetary policy. It looks like the president is leaning on the central bank to cut rates at a time when they should not be cutting, for now that's enough to worry investors.

  3. Anna Galland:

    Jon Ossoff's first-place finish tonight is a huge triumph for the Resistance and for progressives, who boosted Ossoff to the top of a crowded race in a Republican-leaning district. Less than six months ago, a Republican won this district by more than 20 points, tonight, a progressive Democrat got the most votes in a seat Newt Gingrich once held, and, as votes continued to be tallied, was hovering near 50 percent. The reason is clear: voters are rejecting Trump and his policies, especially the highly unpopular GOP-led health care repeal proposals like Trumpcare.

  4. Barry Parkin:

    We've been increasingly worried about overall progress on the big issues, whether that's climate change or solving poverty, there are obviously commitments the world is leaning into but, frankly, we don't think we're getting there fast enough collectively.

  5. Ashley Hlebinsky:

    I think a lot of it has to do with the allure and the mystique, why was it leaning up against that tree, how long has it been there, who left it and why.

Images & Illustrations of leaning

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