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Definitions of lean:
  • noun:   the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
  • verb:   to incline or bend from a vertical position
    Example: "She leaned over the banister"
  • verb:   rely on for support
    Example: "We can lean on this man"
  • verb:   cause to lean or incline
    Example: "He leaned his rifle against the wall"
  • verb:   cause to lean to the side
  • verb:   have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
  • adjective:   not profitable or prosperous
    Example: "A lean year"
  • adjective:   lacking in mineral content or combustible material
    Example: "Lean ore"
  • adjective:   low in mineral content
    Example: "A lean ore"
  • adjective:   containing little excess
    Example: "A lean budget"
  • adjective:   lacking excess flesh
    Example: "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look-Shakespeare"
  • name:  A female given name (rare: 1 in 100000 females; popularity rank in the U.S.: #3628)
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #30093)

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See lean used in context: 100 poetry verses, 42 Shakespeare works, 1 quotation, 1 Mother Goose rhyme, 11 Bible passages, 62 definitions

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