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Overview of noun leaning

The noun leaning has 4 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. leaning, propensity, tendency

(an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity")

2. proclivity, propensity, leaning

(a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration")

3. 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")

4. leaning

(the act of deviating from a vertical position)


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 leaning

The adj leaning has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) atilt, canted, leaning, tilted, tipped

(departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal; "the leaning tower of Pisa"; "the headstones were tilted")

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