Associations to the word «Lean»


LEAN, verb. To incline, deviate, or bend, from a vertical position; to be in a position thus inclining or deviating.
LEAN, verb. To incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; with to, toward, etc.
LEAN, verb. To rest or rely, for support, comfort, etc.; with on, upon, or against.
LEAN, verb. To hang outwards.
LEAN, verb. To press against.
LEAN, adjective. (of a person or animal) slim; not fleshy.
LEAN, adjective. (of meat) having little fat.
LEAN, adjective. Having little extra or little to spare; scanty; meagre.
LEAN, adjective. Having a low proportion or concentration of a desired substance or ingredient.
LEAN, adjective. (printing) (archaic) Of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; opposed to fat.
LEAN, verb. To thin out (a fuel-air mixture): to reduce the fuel flow into the mixture so that there is more air or oxygen.
LEAN, verb. To conceal.
LEAN AND MEAN, adjective. (idiomatic) efficient because of having nothing in excess of what is needed, and single-minded in one's objective
LEAN BURN, adjective. Alternative form of lean-burn.
LEAN CLIENT, noun. (computing) Synonym of thin client.
LEAN CLIENTS, noun. Plural of lean client
LEAN FINELY TEXTURED BEEF, noun. (in the meat industry) (on product packaging) (euphemistic) A meat byproduct produced from otherwise unusable material such as skin and connective, spinal, and digestive tissues by heating and then mixing with ammonia in a centrifuge to produce a food additive.
LEAN NITROGEN OXIDE TRAP, noun. A device that adsorbs nitrogen oxides produced by a lean-burn engine, such as a Diesel
LEAN ON, verb. To depend upon for support.
LEAN ON, verb. (idiomatic) To apply pressure on.
LEAN TOWARDS, verb. (idiomatic) To favor in a decision.

Dictionary definition

LEAN, 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".
LEAN, verb. To incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister".
LEAN, verb. Cause to lean or incline; "He leaned his rifle against the wall".
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".
LEAN, verb. Rely on for support; "We can lean on this man".
LEAN, verb. Cause to lean to the side; "Erosion listed the old tree".
LEAN, adjective. Lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare.
LEAN, adjective. Lacking in mineral content or combustible material; "lean ore"; "lean fuel".
LEAN, adjective. Containing little excess; "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance".
LEAN, adjective. Not profitable or prosperous; "a lean year".

Wise words

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
Victor Hugo