1. [Adjective]: lacking excess flesh; "you can''t be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare

2. [Adjective]: lacking in mineral content or combustible material; "lean ore"; "lean fuel"

3. [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"

4. not profitable or prosperous; "a lean year"

5. low in mineral content; "a lean ore"

6. containing little excess; "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance"

7. [Verb]: rely on for support; "We can lean on this man"

8. [Verb]: to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"

9. [Verb]: 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"

10. [Verb]: cause to lean or incline; "He leaned his rifle against the wall"

11. [Verb]: cause to lean to the side; "Erosion listed the old tree"

Similar words to 'lean'

Opposite words to 'lean'

1. fat

2. rich

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