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English definition


  • 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"


  • 1. to incline or bend from a vertical position;

    • "She leaned over the banister"
  • 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"


  • 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. low in mineral content;

    • "a lean ore"
  • 5. not profitable or prosperous;

    • "a lean year"

Example sentences

  • The seats have no back against which to lean.

  • Do it yourself; don't lean on others for support.

  • Young people today lean towards casual clothes.

  • It is dangerous to lean out of the window while the bus is in motion.

  • A beginning beard faintly shadowed his chin and lean cheeks.

  • Lean your head out for a moment and see if it's raining.

  • He is lean and brown.

  • Please don't lean your chair back, you'll break it.

  • Do some oriental philosophies lean towards fatalism?

  • I lean upon you for aid.

  • If you lean too far towards the water, you might fall in.

  • Please don't lean over me while I'm working — it annoys me.

  • Tony was so tall that he had to lean down to get through the doorway.

  • Recent events lean me more towards favoring longer years of imprisonment.

  • In recent years, the cinema has fallen on lean times.

  • The young politician is beginning to lean to the opinions of the workers.

  • I lean towards letting him go along.

  • He has a lean handsome face.

  • The walls of the dilapidated shed lean outward.

  • She was feeling tired and was glad to lean against him.

  • Lean back in a hot bath and forget all the cares of the day.

  • It is a beautiful meat, very lean and tender.

  • His once lean figure was developing a paunch.

  • Visitors remember a lean, cheerful figure on horseback urging on his men.

  • She watched the tall, lean figure step into the car.

  • Don't lean in — you're unbalancing the horse.

  • Most scientists would probably lean toward this viewpoint.

Phrase collocation

  • lean on

    rely on or derive support from

    • they have learned to lean on each other for support.

    put pressure on (someone) to act in a certain way

    • a determination not to allow the majority to lean on the minority.

  • lean to/towards

    incline or be partial to (a view or position)

    • I now lean towards sabotage as the cause of the crash.


  • lean forward in the saddle

    • I'm leaning forward in the saddle for him to write me a good cheerful letter.

  • lean green

    • Do you have a little lean green you could loan me?

Synonym discrimination

  • lean, slender, slim, slight, thin



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