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Overview of noun lean

The noun lean has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaning

(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")


Overview of verb lean

The verb lean has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (24) lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle

(to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister")

2. (6) lean

(cause to lean or incline; "He leaned his rifle against the wall")

3. (3) tend, be given, lean, incline, run

(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")

4. (1) lean

(rely on for support; "We can lean on this man")

5. list, lean

(cause to lean to the side; "Erosion listed the old tree")


Overview of adj lean

The adj lean has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (5) thin, lean

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

2. lean

(lacking in mineral content or combustible material; "lean ore"; "lean fuel")

3. lean, skimpy

(containing little excess; "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance")

4. lean

(not profitable or prosperous; "a lean year")

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