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The Meaning of lean

  • (v. t.) To conceal.
  • (v. i.) To incline, deviate, or bend, from a vertical position; to be in a position thus inclining or deviating; as, she leaned out at the window; a leaning column.
  • (v. i.) To incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; -- with to, toward, etc.
  • (v. i.) To rest or rely, for support, comfort, and the like; -- with on, upon, or against.
  • (v. i.) To cause to lean; to incline; to support or rest.
  • (v. i.) Wanting flesh; destitute of or deficient in fat; not plump; meager; thin; lank; as, a lean body; a lean cattle.
  • (v. i.) Wanting fullness, richness, sufficiency, or productiveness; deficient in quality or contents; slender; scant; barren; bare; mean; -- used literally and figuratively; as, the lean harvest; a lean purse; a lean discourse; lean wages.
  • (v. i.) Of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; -- opposed to fat; as, lean copy, matter, or type.
  • (n.) That part of flesh which consist principally of muscle without the fat.
  • (n.) Unremunerative copy or work.

Synonyms

rock , disceptation , list , magnetic dip , careen , magnetic inclination , angle of dip , sway , leaning , contention , tilt , argument , joust , inclination , controversy , inclination of an orbit , disputation , propensity , contestation , arguing , disposition , tendency , inclining , angle of inclination , proclivity , dip , listing , slender , sparse , slight , tenuous , fragile , thin , flimsy , skimpy , pitch , topple , run , be given , fish , wobble , tiptoe , tip , tip off , fee , tap , shift , tippytoe , bung , cant over , tumble , incline , cant , angle , slant , weight , tend , course , operate , hunt , fly the coop , work , scat , move , turn tail , range , function , lead , lam , flow , melt down , track down , break away , head for the hills , extend , hunt down , endure , bunk , take to the woods , consort , execute , feed , prevail , bleed , carry , scarper , go , unravel , play , die hard , race , pass , escape , dispose , black market , persist , ladder , draw , hightail it , slope , campaign , run away , ply , guide , melt , run for , heel , name , number , heel over , bend , flex

Antonyms

profitable , sufficient , rich

Homophones

leen , lien

Rhymes

aberdeen , abilene , acetylene , acrolein , adenine , adenosine , aileen , albertine , alene , alkene , amphetamine , aniline , aquamarine , ardeen , ardene , argentine , arleen , arlene , augustin , augustine , balanchine , baleen , bean , benzene , bernadine , between , bromine , byzantine , caesarean , caffeine , canteen , careen , carotene , casein , cathleen , celine , charleen , charlene , charline , chloroprene , christine , citrine , claudine , clean , clementine , clymene , colleen , contravene , convene , corinne , cuisine , dean , demean , diene , doreen , dramamine , eighteen , eileen , eocene , epstein , ernestine , ethene , ethylene , eugene , evergreen , feinstein , fifteen , figurine , florentine , fluorine , fourteen , francine , frankenstein , gabardine , gasoline , gean , gene , georgene , georgine , geraldine , glean , glycine , green , greene , guanine , guillotine , haen , halloween , hammerstein , helene , hexachlorophene , histamine , histidine , holstein , hydrazine , hygiene , imogene , intervene , irene , jean , jeanne , joaquin , josephine , justine , kathleen , kean , keen , keene , kerosene , killeen , konstantin , labyrinthine , latrine , laureen , levine , libertine , lien , limousine , machine , magazine , mangosteen , marine , marlene , martine , maureen , maxine , mean , melamine , methylene , mezzanine , mien , miocene , moline , moreen , murine , muscatine , naphthalene , neoprene , newsmagazine , nicotine , nineteen , noreen , obscene , oligocene , olivine , opaline , osteen , pauline , peregrine , philistine , plasticine , pleistocene , pliocene , polybutylene , polyethylene , polypropylene , polystyrene , preen , propylene , protein , pyroxene , quarantine , queen , racine , ravine , reconvene , routine , rubinstein , sabine , saline , sardine , scene , scopolamine , screen , seen , selene , serene , seventeen , sharleen , sheen , shirleen , sistine , sixteen , slovene , soybean , sphene , spleen , steen , styrene , submarine , tambourine , tangerine , teen , theine , thirteen , tourmaline , trampoline , treen , umpteen , unclean , undine , unforeseen , unseen , vaccine , vaseline , vienne , wallenstein , wean , wien , wolverine , agin , aldin , aleen , ameen , amin , ammeen , andreen , antisubmarine , arreguin , barentine , beane , beene , bein , beine , bien , biocine , blouin , bornstein , brackeen , breen , carlene , circumvene , clonidine , coffeen , coleen , constantine , cortine , crean , crimean , cunneen , darlene , deane , deen , dejean , dineen , dinneen , doralin , drouin , dufrene , filene , foltene , foreseen , frean , freen , gallien , gelatine , gheen , glasheen , glavine , godine , goheen , gouin , grosjean , guertin , hornstein , huguenin , igene , internecine , jeane , jeanine , jolene , katyn , keehn , kiehn , kiehne , kiene , kleen , kristine , lamine , leen , lopatin , lorene , macqueen , madelene , marcin , marleen , marroquin , mcbean , mckeen , mclean , mcmeen , mcqueen , medin , mein , meine , mescaline , modine , nadine , navin , nitrosomine , nuveen , ocain , olean , peine , philippine , polyacetylene , prejean , rabin , benyamin , biehn , brean , burdine , burkeen , cantin , carleen , chasteen , elephantine , etheljean , fiene , ireene , janine , lichtenstein , limine , lurleen , marleene , mcbreen , mcsween , mujahedeen , mujahideen , mulqueen , muntean , myrlene , nathene , nein , nene , onscreen , oquin , paleocene , pasion , peloquin , philene , phillipine , pilgreen , plein , preteen , reen , salin , sarazin , sarene , seguin , shaheen , sharlene , shasteen , shean , silverstein , skeen , skene , smithereen , stene , sunscreen , sween , texstyrene , thien , thomasine , thymidine , tigrean , vanveen , varin , veen , vidrine , vien , voisine , wein , wileen , xene