Pronunciation: lēn
v. t.1.To conceal.
v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Leaned (lēnd), sometimes Leant (lĕnt); p. pr. & vb. n. Leaning.]
2.To incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; - with to, toward, etc.
They delight rather to lean to their old customs.
- Spenser.
3.To rest or rely, for support, comfort, and the like; - with on, upon, or against.
v. t.1.To cause to lean; to incline; to support or rest.
a.1.Wanting flesh; destitute of or deficient in fat; slim; not plump; slender; meager; thin; lank; as, a lean body; a lean cattle.
2.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.
Their lean and flashy songs.
- Milton.
What the land is, whether it be fat or lean.
- Num. xiii. 20.
3.(Typog.) Of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; - opposed to fat; as, lean copy, matter, or type.
n.1.That part of flesh which consists principally of muscle without the fat.
The fat was so white and the lean was so ruddy.
- Goldsmith.
2.(Typog.) Unremunerative copy or work.
Noun1.lean - 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"
Verb1.lean - to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"
Synonyms: tilt, angle, slant, tip
2.lean - cause to lean or incline; "He leaned his rifle against the wall"
3.lean - 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"
Synonyms: be given, incline, tend, run
4.lean - rely on for support; "We can lean on this man"
5.lean - cause to lean to the side; "Erosion listed the old tree"
Synonyms: list
Adj.1.lean - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
Synonyms: thin
2.lean - lacking in mineral content or combustible material; "lean ore"; "lean fuel"
rich - high in mineral content; having a a high proportion of fuel to air; "a rich vein of copper", "a rich gas mixture"
3.lean - containing little excess; "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance"
Synonyms: skimpy
4.lean - low in mineral content; "a lean ore"
5.lean - not profitable or prosperous; "a lean year"
Lean - An experimental language from the University of Nijmegen and University of East Anglia, based on graph rewriting and useful as an intermediate language. Lean is descended from Dactl0.

Clean is a subset of Lean.

["Towards an Intermediate Language Based on Graph Rewriting", H.P. Barendregt et al in PARLE: Parallel Architectures and Languages Europe, G. Goos ed, LNCS 259, Springer 1987, pp.159-175].
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Translate Lean to Spanish, Translate Lean to German, Translate Lean to French
leak fungus
leak out
leaky heap
-- Lean --
lean against
lean back
lean on
lean-to tent
Leaning Tower
Leaning Tower of Pisa
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