Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lean

1 sense of lean

Sense 1
tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaning -- (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")
       => position, spatial relation -- (the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lean

5 senses of lean

Sense 1
lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle -- (to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister")
       => bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")
          Phrasal Verb-> lean against#1; lean on#1

Sense 2
lean -- (cause to lean or incline; "He leaned his rifle against the wall")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

Sense 3
tend, be given, lean, incline, run -- (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")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 4
lean -- (rely on for support; "We can lean on this man")
       => trust, swear, rely, bank -- (have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes")

Sense 5
list, lean -- (cause to lean to the side; "Erosion listed the old tree")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Antonyms of adj lean

4 senses of lean

Sense 1
thin (vs. fat), lean -- (lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare)


Sense 2
lean (vs. rich) -- (lacking in mineral content or combustible material; "lean ore"; "lean fuel")

rich (vs. lean) -- (high in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air; "a rich vein of copper", "a rich gas mixture")

Sense 3
lean, skimpy -- (containing little excess; "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance")

INDIRECT (VIA insufficient) -> sufficient -- (of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant; "sufficient food")

Sense 4
lean -- (not profitable or prosperous; "a lean year")

INDIRECT (VIA unprofitable) -> profitable -- (yielding material gain or profit; "profitable speculation on the stock market")

Similarity of adj lean

4 senses of lean

Sense 1
thin (vs. fat), lean -- (lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare)
       => anorexic, anorectic -- (suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin)
       => bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted -- (very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration")
       => deep-eyed, hollow-eyed, sunken-eyed -- (characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver)
       => gangling, gangly, lanky -- (tall and thin)
       => lank, spindly -- (long and lean)
       => rawboned -- (having a lean and bony physique; "a rawboned cow hand")
       => reedy, reedlike -- (resembling a reed in being upright and slender)
       => twiggy, twiglike -- (thin as a twig)
       => scarecrowish -- (resembling a scarecrow in being thin and ragged; "a forlorn scarecrowish figure")
       => scraggy, boney, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedy -- (being very thin; "a child with skinny freckled legs"; "a long scrawny neck")
       => shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizened -- (lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness; "the old woman's shriveled skin"; "he looked shriveled and ill"; "a shrunken old man"; "a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie; "he did well despite his withered arm"; "a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair")
       => slender, slight, slim, svelte -- (being of delicate or slender build; "she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris; "a slim girl with straight blonde hair"; "watched her slight figure cross the street")
       => slender-waisted, slim-waisted, wasp-waisted -- (having a small waist)
       => spare, trim -- (thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise")
       => spindle-legged, spindle-shanked -- (having long slender legs)
       => stringy, wiry -- (lean and sinewy)
       => wisplike, wispy -- (thin and weak; "a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet"- Edmund Wilson)
          Also See-> ectomorphic#1; thin#1

Sense 2
lean (vs. rich) -- (lacking in mineral content or combustible material; "lean ore"; "lean fuel")

Sense 3
lean, skimpy -- (containing little excess; "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance")
       => insufficient (vs. sufficient), deficient -- (of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds")

Sense 4
lean -- (not profitable or prosperous; "a lean year")
       => unprofitable (vs. profitable) -- (producing little or no profit or gain; "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable")

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