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1. lean

verb. ['ˈliːn'] to incline or bend from a vertical position.

Synonyms

  • tip
  • bend
  • angle
  • lean back
  • recline
  • tilt
  • list
  • flex
  • incline
  • slant
  • heel
  • weather
  • pitch

Antonyms

  • big
  • large
  • wide
  • thick

Etymology

  • lene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lenen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleonian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word lean


1. Adjective
If you prefer, you can use lean ground beef instead of turkey.

Quotes containing the word lean


1. I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy, and creativity to name a few.
- Brene Brown

2. No art is any good unless you can feel how it's put together. By and large it's the eye, the hand and if it's any good, you feel the body. Most of the best stuff seems to be a complete gesture, the totality of the artist's body; you can really lean on it.
- Frank Stella

3. I want to see you.Know your voice.Recognize you when youfirst come 'round the corner.Sense your scent when I come into a room you've just left.Know the lift of your heel,the glide of your foot.Become familiar with the way you purse your lipsthen let them part, just the slightest bit,when I lean in to your spaceand kiss you.I want to know the joy of how you whisper "more
- Rumi

2. lean-to

noun. rough shelter whose roof has only one slope.

Antonyms

  • insecurity

3. lean

adjective. ['ˈliːn'] lacking excess flesh.

Synonyms

  • lanky
  • shrunken
  • slim-waisted
  • spindle-shanked
  • skeletal
  • gangly
  • spare
  • gangling
  • reedy
  • weedy
  • stringy
  • bony
  • shrivelled
  • slender
  • slight
  • svelte
  • pinched
  • reedlike
  • skinny
  • wisplike
  • wispy
  • underweight
  • wizened
  • haggard
  • anorectic
  • wizen
  • slim
  • twiglike
  • emaciated
  • hollow-eyed
  • boney
  • sunken-eyed
  • spindly
  • scraggy
  • body weight
  • trim
  • rawboned
  • wiry
  • deep-eyed
  • wasp-waisted
  • ectomorphic
  • anorexic
  • cadaverous
  • withered
  • gaunt
  • scrawny
  • slender-waisted
  • spindle-legged
  • scarecrowish
  • lank
  • twiggy
  • thin
  • shriveled

Antonyms

  • fat
  • mesomorphic
  • valuable
  • found

Etymology

  • lene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lenen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleonian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. lean

verb. ['ˈliːn'] cause to lean or incline.

Synonyms

  • place
  • pose
  • lay
  • put
  • position

Antonyms

  • substantial
  • boneless
  • wet
  • awkward

Etymology

  • lene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lenen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleonian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. lean

verb. ['ˈliːn'] have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined.

Synonyms

  • be
  • run
  • be given
  • incline
  • tend
  • take kindly to
  • gravitate

Antonyms

  • rich
  • low
  • unconstricted
  • generous

Etymology

  • lene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lenen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleonian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. lean

verb. ['ˈliːn'] rely on for support.

Synonyms

  • rely
  • swear
  • bank

Antonyms

  • distrust
  • occupied
  • quiet
  • thin

Etymology

  • lene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lenen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleonian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. lean

adjective. ['ˈliːn'] not profitable or prosperous.

Antonyms

  • hypertrophied

Etymology

  • lene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lenen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleonian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. lean

adjective. ['ˈliːn'] containing little excess.

Synonyms

  • insufficient
  • deficient

Antonyms

  • short
  • increased
  • necessary

Etymology

  • lene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lenen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleonian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. lean

verb. ['ˈliːn'] cause to lean to the side.

Synonyms

  • list
  • move

Antonyms

  • significant
  • much
  • more

Etymology

  • lene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lenen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleonian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. lean

noun. ['ˈliːn'] the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical.

Synonyms

  • spatial relation
  • tilt
  • list
  • inclination
  • position

Antonyms

  • adorned
  • act
  • take
  • enforce

Etymology

  • lene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lenen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleonian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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