|1.||[ verb ] to incline or bend from a vertical position|
|Synonyms:||tilt angle slant tip|
"She leaned over the banister"
|Related terms:||bend lean_back list slope weather lean_on lean_on overturn overturn angle tilt rock leaner|
|2.||[ verb ] cause to lean or incline|
"He leaned his rifle against the wall"
|Related terms:||situate put tilt|
|3.||[ adjective ] lacking excess flesh|
"you can't be too rich or too thin" "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
|Related terms:||fat bony slender stringy spare scraggy deep-eyed scarecrowish shriveled deep-eyed slender-waisted gangling wisplike fine-drawn reedy twiggy reedlike anorexic spindle-legged rawboned lank thin ectomorphic body_weight|
|4.||[ verb ] have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined|
|Synonyms:||tend incline run be_given|
"She tends to be nervous before her lectures" "These dresses run small" "He inclined to corpulence"
|Related terms:||be take_kindly_to gravitate suffer inclination leaning inclination|
|5.||[ verb ] rely on for support|
"We can lean on this man"
|6.||[ verb ] exhibit an inclination or tendency|
|Related terms:||think trust lower attend garden take_kindly_to shepherd attendant inclination|
|7.||[ adjective ] lacking in mineral content or combustible material|
"lean ore" "lean fuel"
|8.||[ adjective ] (metallurgy) low in mineral content|
"a lean ore"
|Related terms:||metallurgy insufficient|
|9.||[ adjective ] not profitable or prosperous|
"a lean year"
|10.||[ adjective ] containing little excess|
"a lean budget" "a skimpy allowance"
|11.||[ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 3628|
|12.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 30093|
|13.||[ verb ] cause to lean to the side|
"Erosion listed the old tree"
|Related terms:||move list|
|14.||[ noun ] the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical|
|Synonyms:||list leaning inclination tilt|
"the tower had a pronounced tilt" "the ship developed a list to starboard" "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
|Related terms:||position list|