Dictionary Results for leaning


1. leaning - noun

· an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity"

Synonym(s): propensity, tendency

Hypernym(s): inclination




2. leaning - noun

· a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"

Synonym(s): proclivity, propensity

Hypernym(s): inclination, disposition, tendency




3. leaning - 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"

Synonym(s): tilt, list, inclination, lean

Hypernym(s): position, spatial_relation




4. leaning - noun

· the act of deviating from a vertical position

Hypernym(s): act, deed, human_action, human_activity




5. lean - verb

· to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"

Synonym(s): tilt, tip, slant, angle

Hypernym(s): bend, flex




6. lean - verb

· cause to lean or incline; "He leaned his rifle against the wall"

Hypernym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay




7. lean - 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"

Synonym(s): tend, be_given, incline, run

Hypernym(s): be




8. lean - verb

· rely on for support; "We can lean on this man"

Hypernym(s): trust




9. lean - verb

· cause to lean to the side; "Erosion listed the old tree"

Synonym(s): list

Hypernym(s): move




10. leaning - adjective

· departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal; "the leaning tower of Pisa"; "the headstones were tilted"

Synonym(s): atilt, canted, tilted, tipped





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