English adjective: lean
|1.||lean lacking excess flesh|
|Samples||You can't be too rich or too thin.|
Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look.
|Similar||anorectic, anorexic, boney, bony, cadaverous, deep-eyed, emaciated, gangling, gangly, gaunt, haggard, hollow-eyed, lank, lanky, pinched, rawboned, reedlike, reedy, scarecrowish, scraggy, scrawny, shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, skeletal, skinny, slender, slender-waisted, slight, slim, slim-waisted, spare, spindle-legged, spindle-shanked, spindly, stringy, sunken-eyed, svelte, trim, twiggy, twiglike, underweight, wasp-waisted, wasted, weedy, wiry, wisplike, wispy, withered, wizen, wizened|
|See also||ectomorphic, thin|
|2.||lean lacking in mineral content or combustible material|
|3.||lean containing little excess|
|Samples||A lean budget.|
A skimpy allowance.
|4.||lean not profitable or prosperous|
|Samples||A lean year.|
English noun: lean
|1.||lean (attribute) the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical|
|Samples||The tower had a pronounced tilt.|
The ship developed a list to starboard.
He walked with a heavy inclination to the right.
|Synonyms||inclination, leaning, list, tilt|
|Broader (hypernym)||position, spatial relation|
English verb: lean
|1.||lean (motion) to incline or bend from a vertical position|
|Samples||She leaned over the banister.|
|Synonyms||angle, slant, tilt, tip|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP
|Broader (hypernym)||bend, flex|
|Narrower (hyponym)||heel, incline, lean back, list, pitch, recline, slope, weather|
|2.||lean (contact) cause to lean or incline|
|Samples||He leaned his rifle against the wall.|
|Examples||They lean their rifles on the cabinet|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something PP|
|Broader (hypernym)||lay, place, pose, position, put, set|
|3.||lean (stative) have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined|
|Samples||She tends to be nervous before her lectures.|
These dresses run small.
He inclined to corpulence.
|Synonyms||be given, incline, run, tend|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE|
|Narrower (hyponym)||gravitate, suffer, take kindly to|
|4.||lean (cognition) rely on for support|
|Samples||We can lean on this man.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Something ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||bank, rely, swear, trust|
|5.||lean (motion) cause to lean to the side|
|Samples||Erosion listed the old tree.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|Verb group||heel, list|