Associations to the word «Leaning»

Wiktionary

LEANING, noun. A tendency.
LEANING, verb. Present participle of lean
LEANING BOARD, noun. An item of furniture which is comparable in structure to a flat bench but positioned at a vertical diagonal. Often with attached arm rests. Used primarily in movie making and popularized in the early era of Hollywood; the purpose was for actresses in elaborate costumes, hair and makeup to be able to rest their bodies (or even sleep) without becoming disheveled, or in situations when their costume prohibited sitting down.
LEANING TOWER OF PISA, proper noun. A famous bell tower in the Italian town of Pisa, known for its irregular lean.

Dictionary definition

LEANING, noun. An inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity".
LEANING, noun. A natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration".
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".
LEANING, noun. The act of deviating from a vertical position.
LEANING, adjective. Departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal; "the leaning tower of Pisa"; "the headstones were tilted".

Wise words

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