HyperDic: lean

English > 10 senses of the word lean:
VERBmotionlean, tilt, tip, slant, angleto incline or bend from a vertical position
contactleancause to lean or incline
stativelean, tend, be given, incline, runhave a tendency or disposition to do or be something
cognitionleanrely on for support
motionlean, listcause to lean to the side
ADJECTIVEalllean, thinlacking excess flesh
allleanlacking in mineral content or combustible material
alllean, skimpycontaining little excess
allleannot profitable or prosperous
NOUNattributelean, tilt, list, inclination, leaningthe property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
lean > pronunciation
Soundsliy'n
RhymesAberdeen ... wolverine / Wolverine: 192 rhymes with iyn...
English > lean: 10 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglacking excess flesh.
Example "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
Synonymthin
Attribute ofbody weightThe weight of a person's body
Narroweranorexic, anorecticSuffering from anorexia nervosa
cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wastedVery thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
deep-eyed, hollow-eyed, sunken-eyedcharacteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
gangling, gangly, lankytall and thin
lank, spindlylong and lean
rawbonedHaving a lean and bony physique
reedy, reedlikeresembling a reed in being upright and slender
scarecrowishresembling a scarecrow in being thin and ragged
scraggy, scraggly, boney, bony, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedyVery thin
shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizenedLean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
slender, slight, slim, svelteOf delicate or slender build / build
slender-waisted, slim-waisted, wasp-waistedHaving a small waist
spare, trimThin and fit
spindle-legged, spindle-shankedHaving long slender legs
stringy, wiryLean and sinewy
sylphlike, sylphic(of a woman or girl) slender and graceful like a sylph
twiggy, twiglikeThin as a twig
wisplike, wispyThin and weak
See alsoectomorphicHaving a build / build with little fat or muscle but with long limbs
thinOf relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section
OppositefatHaving an (over)abundance of flesh
Spanishdelgado, esbelto, flaco, magro
Catalanprim
Nounsleannessthe property of having little body fat
English > lean: 10 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglacking in mineral content or combustible material.
Examples
  • "lean ore"
  • "lean fuel"
OppositerichHigh in mineral content
Spanishpobre
Nounsleannessthe quality of being meager
English > lean: 10 senses > adjective 3
MeaningContaining little excess.
Example"a lean budget"
Synonymskimpy
Broaderinsufficient, deficientOf a quantity not able to fulfill / fulfill a need or requirement
Spanishescaso
Nounsleannessthe quality of being meager
English > lean: 10 senses > adjective 4
Meaningnot profitable or prosperous.
Example"a lean year"
Broaderunprofitableproducing little or no profit or gain
Spanishdifícil, escaso
Catalandifícil, escàs
Nounsleannessthe quality of being meager
English > lean: 10 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical.
Synonymstilt, list, inclination, leaning
Broaderposition, spatial relationThe spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
Spanishinclinación
Catalaninclinació
Verbsleancause to lean or incline
leanto incline or bend from a vertical position
English > lean: 10 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTo incline or bend from a vertical position.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"She leaned over the banister"
Synonymstilt, tip, slant, angle
Narrowerlean back, reclineMove the upper body backwards and down
list, heeltilt to one side
slope, incline, pitchBe at an angle
weatherCause to slope
Broaderbend, flexform a curve
See alsolean on, lean againstrest on for support
Spanishinclinar, ladearse, ladear
Catalandecantar-se, decantar, inclinar
Nounsleanthe property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
leaner(horseshoes) the throw of a horseshoe so as to lean against (but not encircle) the stake
English > lean: 10 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningCause to lean or incline.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
ModelThey lean their rifles on the cabinet
Example"He leaned his rifle against the wall"
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Spanishapoyarse, apoyar, reclinar, recostar
Catalanreclinar, recolzar se, recolzar, repenjar
Nounsleanthe property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
leaner(horseshoes) the throw of a horseshoe so as to lean against (but not encircle) the stake
English > lean: 10 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningHave a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymstend, be given, incline, run
NarrowergravitateMove toward
sufferbe given to
take kindly toBe willing or inclined to accept
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishinclinarse, inclinar, soler, tender
Catalaninclinar, soler, tendir
English > lean: 10 senses > verb 4, cognition
MeaningRely on for support.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"We can lean on this man"
BroadertrustHave confidence or faith in
English > lean: 10 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningCause to lean to the side.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymlist
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Similar tolist, heeltilt to one side

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