1. [ verb ] to incline or bend from a vertical position
Synonyms: tilt angle slant tip

"She leaned over the banister"

Related terms: bend lean_back list slope weather lean_on lean_on overturn overturn angle tilt rock leaner
2. [ verb ] cause to lean or incline

"He leaned his rifle against the wall"

Related terms: situate put tilt
3. [ adjective ] lacking excess flesh
Synonyms: thin

"you can't be too rich or too thin" "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare

Related terms: fat bony slender stringy spare scraggy deep-eyed scarecrowish shriveled deep-eyed slender-waisted gangling wisplike fine-drawn reedy twiggy reedlike anorexic spindle-legged rawboned lank thin ectomorphic body_weight
4. [ verb ] have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
Synonyms: tend incline run be_given

"She tends to be nervous before her lectures" "These dresses run small" "He inclined to corpulence"

Related terms: be take_kindly_to gravitate suffer inclination leaning inclination
5. [ verb ] rely on for support

"We can lean on this man"

Related terms: trust
6. [ verb ] exhibit an inclination or tendency
Synonyms: tend incline
Related terms: think trust lower attend garden take_kindly_to shepherd attendant inclination
7. [ adjective ] lacking in mineral content or combustible material

"lean ore" "lean fuel"

Related terms: rich
8. [ adjective ] (metallurgy) low in mineral content

"a lean ore"

Related terms: metallurgy insufficient
9. [ adjective ] not profitable or prosperous

"a lean year"

Related terms: unprofitable
10. [ adjective ] containing little excess
Synonyms: skimpy

"a lean budget" "a skimpy allowance"

Related terms: insufficient
11. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 3628
12. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 30093
13. [ verb ] cause to lean to the side
Synonyms: list

"Erosion listed the old tree"

Related terms: move list
14. [ noun ] the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
Synonyms: list leaning inclination tilt

"the tower had a pronounced tilt" "the ship developed a list to starboard" "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"

Related terms: position list
Similar spelling:   Leana