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, 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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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Major Gen. Robert F. Dees:

    What I would expect them to see is a proactive messaging strategy, we're going to be far more forward leaning, we're going to work with the media in a more friendly way so that they can understand the true nature of Dr. Ben Carson.

  2. Guy Cecil:

    If you are a Energetic Democrats or if you're leaning Democratic, chances are you've already come to a pretty definitive set of conclusions about Donald Trump, the upside of continuing to talk about it is pretty limited.

  3. Vice President Joe Biden:

    There are still things within our power as a nation we can do by returning to basics. Not left-leaning, liberal ideas that are bordering on confiscation, wealth-envy, basic, basic things: build roads, bridges, technology, invest in research and development and generate more educational achievement.

  4. 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.

  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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