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?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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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. Konstantinos Nikolopoulos:

    On Sunday, I am slightly confused, i believe the message should be that the Greek people has to take a decision to settle its debt with a fair compromise; I am leaning more to voting 'No'.

  2. Colton Haab:

    I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinions on my questions, Colton Haab said told a local ABC affiliate, WPLG-TV. CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted. The left-leaning cable news network denied the charge in a tweet, saying There is absolutely no truth to this. Colton Haab said Colton Haab was asked to prepare a speech and some questions, and Colton Haab was planning to ask about school safety, and the possibility of using veterans as armed security guards in schools, but was rejected by CNN. Colton Haab said that after being told Colton Haab had to ask a scripted question, Colton Haab decided not to attend the town hall. I don't think that it's going get anything accomplished. It's not gon na ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what's out there now,( the scientific evidence) is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated.

  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. Keith Lerner:

    When everyone is leaning one way, eventually something can tip the scales the other way.

Images & Illustrations of leaning

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