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

4 senses of leaning

Sense 1
leaning, propensity, tendency -- (an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity")
       => inclination -- (that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music")

Sense 2
proclivity, propensity, leaning -- (a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration")
       => inclination, disposition, tendency -- (an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict")

Sense 3
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")

Sense 4
leaning -- (the act of deviating from a vertical position)
       => act, deed, human action, human activity -- (something that people do or cause to happen)

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 leaning

1 sense of leaning

Sense 1
atilt, canted, leaning, tilted, tipped -- (departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal; "the leaning tower of Pisa"; "the headstones were tilted")

INDIRECT (VIA vertical, inclined) -> horizontal -- (parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a horizontal surface")
INDIRECT (VIA inclined, horizontal) -> vertical, perpendicular -- (at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a vertical camera angle"; "the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab"; "measure the perpendicular height")

Similarity of adj leaning

1 sense of leaning

Sense 1
atilt, canted, leaning, tilted, tipped -- (departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal; "the leaning tower of Pisa"; "the headstones were tilted")
       => inclined (vs. horizontal) (vs. vertical) -- (at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane")

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