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