1. leaning

adjective. ['ˈliːnɪŋ'] departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal.


  • tipped
  • tilted
  • canted
  • inclined


  • vertical
  • southernness
  • anterior
  • posterior

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Rhymes with Leaning

  • intervening
  • convening
  • screening
  • machining
  • demeaning
  • preening
  • greening
  • careening
  • weaning
  • meaning

Sentences with leaning

1. Adjective
Make this cut on the leaning side of the tree.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Position yourself over the differential on the forward-rear axle by leaning over the frame.

Quotes about leaning

1. I love driving cars, looking at them, cleaning and washing and shining them. I clean 'em inside and outside. I'm very touchy about cars. I don't want anybody leaning on them or closing the door too hard, know what I mean?
- Scott Baio

2. You can’t tell mewhat to do anymore, Travis! I don’t belong to you!”In the second it took him to turn and face me, hisexpression had contorted into anger. He stomped towardme, planting his hands on the bed and leaning into my face.“WELL I BELONG TO YOU!” The veins in his neckbulged as he shouted, and I met his glare, refusing to evenflinch. He looked at my lips, panting. “I belong to you.
- Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Disaster

3. She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.
- J.D. Salinger

2. leaning

noun. ['ˈliːnɪŋ'] the act of deviating from a vertical position.


  • human action
  • act
  • deed


  • posteriority
  • outer
  • outwardness
  • interior

3. leaning

noun. ['ˈliːnɪŋ'] an inclination to do something.


  • inclination
  • propensity


  • impartiality
  • partiality
  • dislike

4. leaning

noun. ['ˈliːnɪŋ'] a natural inclination.


  • tendency
  • disposition
  • inclination
  • propensity


  • external
  • internal
  • straighten
  • stand still

5. leaning

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


  • tilt
  • list
  • inclination
  • position
  • lean


  • exterior
  • marginality
  • centrality
  • anteriority