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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaning(adj)

    the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

    Synonyms:
    rock, disceptation, lean, list, magnetic dip, careen, magnetic inclination, angle of dip, sway, leaning, contention, tilt, argument, joust, inclination, controversy, inclination of an orbit, disputation, propensity, contestation, arguing, disposition, tendency, inclining, angle of inclination, proclivity, dip, listing

    Antonyms:
    profitable, sufficient, rich

  2. thin, lean(adj)

    lacking excess flesh

    Synonyms:
    slender, sparse, slight, tenuous, fragile, lean, thin, flimsy, skimpy

    Antonyms:
    rich, sufficient, profitable

  3. lean(adj)

    lacking in mineral content or combustible material

    Synonyms:
    skimpy, thin

    Antonyms:
    rich, profitable, sufficient

  4. lean, skimpy(adj)

    containing little excess

    Synonyms:
    skimpy, thin, lean

    Antonyms:
    sufficient, rich, profitable

  5. lean(verb)

    not profitable or prosperous

    Synonyms:
    skimpy, thin

    Antonyms:
    rich, sufficient, profitable

  6. lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle(verb)

    to incline or bend from a vertical position

    Synonyms:
    pitch, topple, run, be given, lean, list, careen, fish, wobble, tiptoe, tip, tip off, fee, tap, shift, tilt, tippytoe, bung, cant over, tumble, incline, cant, angle, slant, weight, tend

    Antonyms:
    sufficient, rich, profitable

  7. lean(verb)

    cause to lean or incline

    Synonyms:
    slant, run, list, angle, tend, be given, incline, tip, tilt

    Antonyms:
    sufficient, rich, profitable

  8. tend, be given, lean, incline, run(verb)

    have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined

    Synonyms:
    course, operate, list, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, move, turn tail, range, run, tilt, function, lead, lam, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, execute, feed, prevail, bleed, carry, scarper, go, unravel, lean, play, die hard, race, pass, pitch, escape, dispose, black market, persist, incline, ladder, draw, hightail it, be given, slope, campaign, angle, tend, run away, ply, guide, melt, tip, slant, run for

    Antonyms:
    profitable, rich, sufficient

  9. lean(verb)

    rely on for support

    Synonyms:
    slant, run, list, angle, tend, be given, incline, tip, tilt

    Antonyms:
    rich, sufficient, profitable

  10. list, lean(verb)

    cause to lean to the side

    Synonyms:
    slant, run, list, heel, incline, name, tend, lean, number, angle, tip, be given, tilt

    Antonyms:
    rich, sufficient, profitable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lean

    To tilt or tip is to throw out of a horizontal position by raising one side or end or lowering the other; the words are closely similar, but tilt suggests more of fluctuation or instability. Slant and slope are said of things somewhat fixed or permanent in a position out of the horizontal or perpendicular; the roof slants, the hill slopes. Incline is a more formal word for tip, and also for slant or slope. To cant is to set slantingly; in many cases tip and cant might be interchanged, but tip is more temporary, often momentary; one tips a pail so that the water flows over the edge; a mechanic cants a table by making or setting one side higher than the other. A vessel careens in the wind; lists, usually, from shifting of cargo, from water in the hold, etc. Careening is always toward one side or the other; listing may be forward or astern as well. To heel over is the same as to careen, and must be distinguished from "keel over," which is to capsize.

    Synonyms:
    cant, careen, dip, heel over, incline, list, slant, slope, tilt, tip

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lean(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    incline (from a perpendicular)

  2. lean(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    recline, bear, rest

  3. lean(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    tend, have a tendency

  4. lean(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    rest, incline for support

  5. lean(a.)

    Synonyms:
    thin, poor, gaunt, emaciated, meagre, lank, skinny, fallen away

  6. lean(a.)

    Synonyms:
    barren, jejune, TAME, prosy, dull

  7. lean(a.)

    Synonyms:
    scanty, slender, pitiful, inadequate, not full or abundant, not plentiful, not ample, not enough

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

skinny, meagre, thin, meager, tilt, scarce, sleek, scrawny, read, stylized, scant

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. lean

    Synonyms:
    MedspeakUK Lean philosophy, lean thinking


Translations for lean

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • الخالية منArabic
  • abocar, magre, repenjar-se, inclinarCatalan, Valencian
  • opřítCzech
  • lehnen, knapp, dürr, anlehnen, mager, schlankGerman
  • reclinar, apoyar, delgado, magro, esbelto, ajustado, arrimar, estrecho, sobreoxigenado, declinarSpanish
  • لمیدنPersian
  • nojata, kallistaa, laiha, nojautua, hoikka, kallistuaFinnish
  • serré, pauvre, presser, mince, maigre, pencherFrench
  • delgado, delgadaGalician
  • sandarIndonesian
  • appoggiare, sporgersi, ricca, adagiare, slanciato, magro, scarso, sodo, asciutto, adagiarsi, magra, reclinare, pendereItalian
  • 傾く, もたれるJapanese
  • 기대다Korean
  • پاڵدانه‌وه‌Kurdish
  • liess, kalsnsLatvian
  • whararaMāori
  • leneNorwegian
  • leunen, mager, tenger, aanleunenDutch
  • lene, bikkeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • mager, slankNorwegian
  • oprzeć sięPolish
  • esbelto, reclinar-se, magro, [[apoiar]]-[[se]]Portuguese
  • slab, ține, inclina, subțire, rezemaRomanian
  • бедный, обеднённый, поджарый, прислоняться, опираться, скромный, тощий, постный, наклоняться, опереться, наклониться, сухощавый, скудный, худой, прислонитьсяRussian
  • viseti, nasloniti seSlovene
  • mager, smal, lutaSwedish
  • zayıf, kıt, dayanmak, yağlı, yağsız, yaslanmak, inceTurkish
  • kambag'al, ozg'inUzbek
  • maigueWalloon
  • Chinese

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