Definition of Lean


  • 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"


  • cause to lean to the side
    "Erosion listed the old tree"
  • rely on for support
    "We can lean on this man"
  • 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"
    - be given
  • cause to lean or incline
    "He leaned his rifle against the wall"
  • to incline or bend from a vertical position
    "She leaned over the banister"


  • not profitable or prosperous
    "a lean year"
  • containing little excess
    "a lean budget"
    "a skimpy allowance"
  • lacking in mineral content or combustible material
    "lean ore"
    "lean fuel"
  • lacking excess flesh
    "you can't be too rich or too thin"
    "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble lean

18 unscramble word found using the letters lean.

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