Meaning of lean

Definition of lean

(adj) lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
lacking in mineral content or combustible material; "lean ore"; "lean fuel"
containing little excess; "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance"
not profitable or prosperous; "a lean year"
(noun) 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"
(verb) to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"
cause to lean or incline; "He leaned his rifle against the wall"
(verb) rely on for support; "We can lean on this man"
cause to lean to the side; "Erosion listed the old tree"

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