Definition of LEAN.

noun : LEAN.

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

verb : LEAN.

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) cause to lean or incline; "He leaned his rifle against the wall" ;

  • 3. (

    ) have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence" ;

  • 4. (

    ) rely on for support; "We can lean on this man" ;

  • 5. (

    ) cause to lean to the side; "Erosion listed the old tree" ;

Adjective : LEAN.

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 2. (

    ) lacking in mineral content or combustible material; "lean ore"; "lean fuel" ;

  • 3. (

    ) containing little excess; "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance" ;

  • 4. (

    ) not profitable or prosperous; "a lean year" ;


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