AskDefine | Define leaning

Dictionary Definition

leaning adj
1 departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal; "the leaning tower of Pisa"; "the headstones were tilted" [syn: atilt, canted, tilted, tipped]
2 resting against a support


1 an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity" [syn: propensity, tendency]
2 a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration" [syn: proclivity, propensity]
3 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" [syn: tilt, list, inclination, lean]
4 the act of deviating from a vertical position

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. present participle of lean

Extensive Definition

Lean or LEAN may refer to:
  • Louisiana Environmental Action Network
  • Lean, also called "purple drank," "sizzurp," or "syrup," a recreational drug based on cough syrup that is popular in the hip-hop community of the Southern United States
  • Lean Laboratory, one which is focused on testing products and materials to deliver results in the most efficient way
  • Lean manufacturing, process management philosophy
  • Lean software development, a translation of lean manufacturing principles to software development
  • Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush), a freshwater char living mainly in lakes in northern North America
leaning in German: Lean

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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