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Lean (IPA: /ˈɫin/)


Lean (v. t.)

To conceal.

Lean (v. i.)

To incline, deviate, or bend, from a vertical position; to be in a position thus inclining or deviating; as, she leaned out at the window; a leaning column.

Lean (v. i.)

To incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; -- with to, toward, etc.

Lean (v. i.)

To rest or rely, for support, comfort, and the like; -- with on, upon, or against.

Lean (v. i.)

To cause to lean; to incline; to support or rest.

Lean (v. i.)

Wanting flesh; destitute of or deficient in fat; not plump; meager; thin; lank; as, a lean body; a lean cattle.

Lean (v. i.)

Wanting fullness, richness, sufficiency, or productiveness; deficient in quality or contents; slender; scant; barren; bare; mean; -- used literally and figuratively; as, the lean harvest; a lean purse; a lean discourse; lean wages.

Lean (v. i.)

Of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; -- opposed to fat; as, lean copy, matter, or type.

Lean (n.)

That part of flesh which consist principally of muscle without the fat.

Lean (n.)

Unremunerative copy or work.

Lean

Given name

Lean

Dobwalls and Trewidland, Cornwall, PL14

Lean

Family name

Lean

Hill in Vest-Agder, Norway

Lean Synonyms

Skimpy, Insufficient, Deficient

Lean Synonyms

Reedy, Pinched, Spindle-shanked, Sunken-eyed, Wisplike, Gangly, Cadaverous, Trim, Slim-waisted, Ectomorphic, Boney, Wispy, Skeletal, Scrawny, Spindle-legged, Shriveled, Anorectic, Wizened, Wizen, Spare, Emaciated, Wasted, Bony, Slender, Slight, Svelte, Slim, Hollow-eyed, Scarecrowish, Anorexic, Wiry, Gaunt, Weedy, Rawboned, Underweight, Shrivelled, Lank, Spindly, Thin, Scraggy, Lanky, Withered, Slender-waisted, Stringy, Gangling, Twiggy, Reedlike, Haggard, Twiglike, Shrunken, Wasp-waisted, Skinny, Deep-eyed

Lean Synonyms

Unprofitable

Lean Synonyms

Inclination, Tilt, Leaning, List

Lean Synonyms

List

Lean Synonyms

Incline, Tend, Be Given, Run

Lean Synonyms

Lean Against, Tip Over, Angle, Tilt, Tip, Lean On, Slant

Lean (Last Name / Surname)

Lean is the #37,899 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 586 people had that surname.

Spanish Translation

Lean in Spanish is Apoyarse

Tagalog Translation

Lean in Tagalog is Humilig

Example Sentence (Quote)

"2 with a lean toward 3 or an eventual 4." - 16-Sep

Example Sentence (Quote)

"3 with a VERY strong lean toward 4." - 5-Sep

Example Sentence (Quote)

" And though mine arm should conquer twenty worlds, There's a lean fellow beats all conquerors." - Death

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Faith loves to lean on time's destroying arm, And age, like distance, lends a double charm." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Falstaff sweats to death, And lards the lean earth as he walks along." - Henry IV, Part 1


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