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Adjective: leaning  lee-ning
  1. Departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal
    "the leaning tower of Pisa";
    - atilt, canted, tilted, tipped
Noun: leaning  lee-ning
  1. An inclination to do something
    "he felt leanings toward frivolity";
    - propensity, tendency
  2. A natural inclination
    - proclivity, propensity
  3. The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    - tilt, list, inclination, lean
  4. The act of deviating from a vertical position
Verb: lean (leant, also leaned)  leen
  1. To incline or bend from a vertical position
    - tilt, tip, slant, angle
  2. Cause to incline or bend
  3. Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    - tend, be given, incline, run
  4. Rely on for support
    "We can lean on this man"
  5. Cause to lean to the side
    "Erosion leant the old tree";
    - list

Derived forms: leanings

See also: inclined, lean against

Type of: act, be, bend, deed, disposition, flex, human action, human activity, inclination, lay, move, place, pose, position, put, set, spatial relation, tendency, trust

Encyclopedia: Leaning, Joseph

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