1. [ adjective ] departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal
Synonyms: tilted canted tipped atilt

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

Related terms: inclined
2. [ noun ] the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
Synonyms: list lean 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 lean lean list
3. [ noun ] an inclination to do something
Synonyms: tendency propensity

"he felt leanings toward frivolity"

Related terms: inclination tend
4. [ noun ] a natural inclination
Synonyms: propensity proclivity

"he has a proclivity for exaggeration"

Related terms: inclination
5. [ adjective ] resting against a support
Related terms: unerect
6. [ noun ] the act deviating from a vertical position
Related terms: act
Similar spelling:   Lenning