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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lean

    To tilt or tip is to throw out of a horizontal position by raising one side or end or lowering the other; the words are closely similar, but tilt suggests more of fluctuation or instability. Slant and slope are said of things somewhat fixed or permanent in a position out of the horizontal or perpendicular; the roof slants, the hill slopes. Incline is a more formal word for tip, and also for slant or slope. To cant is to set slantingly; in many cases tip and cant might be interchanged, but tip is more temporary, often momentary; one tips a pail so that the water flows over the edge; a mechanic cants a table by making or setting one side higher than the other. A vessel careens in the wind; lists, usually, from shifting of cargo, from water in the hold, etc. Careening is always toward one side or the other; listing may be forward or astern as well. To heel over is the same as to careen, and must be distinguished from "keel over," which is to capsize.

    Synonyms:
    cant, careen, dip, heel over, incline, list, slant, slope, tilt, tip

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. leanverb

    Synonyms:
    incline, rest, support, tend, bend, depend, hang, repose, confide, slope

    Antonyms:
    stabilitate, erect, re-erect, raise, rise, straighten

  2. leanadjective

    Synonyms:
    meagre, lank, tabid, emaciated, shrivelled, bony, thin, scraggy, skinny, slender, scanty

    Antonyms:
    fat, brawny, plump, well-conditioned

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaningadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    rock, disceptation, list, magnetic dip, careen, magnetic inclination, angle of dip, sway, leaning, contention, tilt, argument, joust, inclination, controversy, inclination of an orbit, disputation, propensity, contestation, arguing, disposition, tendency, inclining, angle of inclination, proclivity, dip, listing

    Antonyms:
    profitable, sufficient, rich

  2. thin, leanadjective

    lacking excess flesh

    "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare

    Synonyms:
    slender, sparse, slight, tenuous, fragile, thin, flimsy, skimpy

    Antonyms:
    rich, sufficient, profitable

  3. leanadjective

    lacking in mineral content or combustible material

    "lean ore"; "lean fuel"

    Synonyms:
    skimpy, thin

    Antonyms:
    rich, profitable, sufficient

  4. lean, skimpyadjective

    containing little excess

    "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance"

    Synonyms:
    skimpy, thin

    Antonyms:
    sufficient, rich, profitable

  5. leanverb

    not profitable or prosperous

    "a lean year"

    Synonyms:
    skimpy, thin

    Antonyms:
    rich, sufficient, profitable

  6. lean, tilt, tip, slant, angleverb

    to incline or bend from a vertical position

    "She leaned over the banister"

    Synonyms:
    pitch, topple, run, be given, list, careen, fish, wobble, tiptoe, tip, tip off, fee, tap, shift, tilt, tippytoe, bung, cant over, tumble, incline, cant, angle, slant, weight, tend

    Antonyms:
    sufficient, rich, profitable

  7. leanverb

    cause to lean or incline

    "He leaned his rifle against the wall"

    Synonyms:
    slant, run, list, angle, tend, be given, incline, tip, tilt

    Antonyms:
    sufficient, rich, profitable

  8. tend, be given, lean, incline, runverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    course, operate, list, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, move, turn tail, range, run, tilt, function, lead, lam, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, execute, feed, prevail, bleed, carry, scarper, go, unravel, play, die hard, race, pass, pitch, escape, dispose, black market, persist, incline, ladder, draw, hightail it, be given, slope, campaign, angle, tend, run away, ply, guide, melt, tip, slant, run for

    Antonyms:
    profitable, rich, sufficient

  9. leanverb

    rely on for support

    "We can lean on this man"

    Synonyms:
    slant, run, list, angle, tend, be given, incline, tip, tilt

    Antonyms:
    rich, sufficient, profitable

  10. list, leanverb

    cause to lean to the side

    "Erosion listed the old tree"

    Synonyms:
    slant, run, list, heel, incline, name, tend, number, angle, tip, be given, tilt

    Antonyms:
    rich, sufficient, profitable

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. leanverb

    Synonyms:
    incline (from a perpendicular)

  2. leanverb

    Synonyms:
    recline, bear, rest

  3. leanverb

    Synonyms:
    tend, have a tendency

  4. leanverb

    Synonyms:
    rest, incline for support

  5. leanadjective

    Synonyms:
    thin, poor, gaunt, emaciated, meagre, lank, skinny, fallen away

  6. leanadjective

    Synonyms:
    barren, jejune, TAME, prosy, dull

  7. leanadjective

    Synonyms:
    scanty, slender, pitiful, inadequate, not full or abundant, not plentiful, not ample, not enough

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. leanadjective

    Synonyms:
    thin, lank, spare, meager, poor, skinny, gaunt, emaciated, marcid, angular, slender, scant, bare

  2. leanverb

    Synonyms:
    incline, slope, recline, tend, rely, depend, careen

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lean":

    skinny, meagre, thin, meager, tilt, scarce, sleek, scrawny, read, stylized, scant

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. lean

    Synonyms:
    MedspeakUK Lean philosophy, lean thinking

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How to use lean in a sentence?

  1. Space Operations Gen. David Thompson:

    We are incredibly lean and it makes us agile, but rather than day-by-day deciding who is going to attend meetings at the Pentagon, the question is can we afford to take meetings at the Pentagon, it’s both a challenge and an opportunity.

  2. Actress Gianna Simone:

    I was going through a lot of scary times filled with instability, and I still struggle with that in my life, to be honest... Just trusting people, having a stable home life. I’m still trying to get over that. But at the root of things, I know... God has a plan and purpose for all of our lives. I feel like understanding that really brought me out of the darkness I was going through and continue to go through sometimes… It has gotten a lot better. But in hard times, it’s who and how I lean on.

  3. Colleen McDevitt:

    I kind of lean toward having a choice.

  4. Mark Walker:

    We are a 'yes' if we get both of them. We're 'lean yes' of we get one of them.

  5. Daniel Ang:

    Considering China's economic slowdown, we lean towards lower prices today.


Translations for lean

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  • الخالية منArabic
  • abocar, magre, repenjar-se, inclinarCatalan, Valencian
  • opřítCzech
  • lehnen, knapp, dürr, anlehnen, mager, schlankGerman
  • reclinar, apoyar, delgado, magro, esbelto, ajustado, arrimar, estrecho, sobreoxigenado, declinarSpanish
  • لمیدنPersian
  • nojata, kallistaa, laiha, nojautua, hoikka, kallistuaFinnish
  • serré, pauvre, presser, mince, maigre, pencherFrench
  • delgado, delgadaGalician
  • sandarIndonesian
  • appoggiare, sporgersi, ricca, adagiare, slanciato, magro, scarso, sodo, asciutto, adagiarsi, magra, reclinare, pendereItalian
  • 傾く, もたれるJapanese
  • ನೇರKannada
  • 기대다Korean
  • پاڵدانه‌وه‌Kurdish
  • liess, kalsnsLatvian
  • whararaMāori
  • leneNorwegian
  • leunen, mager, tenger, aanleunenDutch
  • lene, bikkeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • mager, slankNorwegian
  • oprzeć sięPolish
  • esbelto, reclinar-se, magro, [[apoiar]]-[[se]]Portuguese
  • slab, ține, inclina, subțire, rezemaRomanian
  • бедный, обеднённый, поджарый, прислоняться, опираться, скромный, тощий, постный, наклоняться, опереться, наклониться, сухощавый, скудный, худой, прислонитьсяRussian
  • viseti, nasloniti seSlovene
  • mager, smal, lutaSwedish
  • zayıf, kıt, dayanmak, yağlı, yağsız, yaslanmak, inceTurkish
  • kambag'al, ozg'inUzbek
  • maigueWalloon
  • Chinese

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