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lean
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 11
1. That part of flesh which consist principally of muscle without the fat.
2. Unremunerative copy or work.
3. Leanness.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To incline, deviate, or bend, from a vertical position; to be in a position thus inclining or deviating; as, she leaned out at the window; a leaning column.
3. Wanting flesh; destitute of or deficient in fat; not plump; meager; thin; lank; as, a lean body; a lean cattle.
4. To incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; - with to, toward, etc.
5. To rest or rely, for support, comfort, and the like; - with on, upon, or against.
6. Wanting fullness, richness, sufficiency, or productiveness; deficient in quality or contents; slender; scant; barren; bare; mean; - used literally and figuratively; as, the lean harvest; a lean purse; a lean discourse; lean wages.
7. Of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; - opposed to fat; as, lean copy, matter, or type.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To conceal.
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