Adjective "Lean" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Lean


    Definition:

    1. to incline or bend from a vertical position: She leaned out the window.

    2. to incline, as in a particular direction; slant: The post leans to the left. The building leaned sharply before renovation.

    3. to incline in feeling, opinion, action, etc.: to lean toward socialism.

    4. to rest against or on something for support: to lean against a wall.

    5. to depend or rely (usually followed by on or upon): some

    Origin:
    lean

    Examples:

    "times can be lean for publishers."

    "people can be lean in quarters."

    "people can be lean as baccalas."

    "organizations can be lean by comparisons."

    "meats can be lean as currents."

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