Complete Definition of "lean"

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English

Pronunciation
AHD|lÄn, IPA|/liËn/, SAMPA|/li:n/
audio|en-us-lean.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology 1
OE. hleonian (to bend, to recline, to lie down, to rest).

Verb
en-verb|leans|leaning|leant or leaned

  1. To hang outwards.
  2. To press against.

Related terms
leaning
lean on
lean-to

Translations
trans-top|to hang outwards
Dutch: leunen
Finnish: kallistaa
French: pencher|se pencher
German: lehnen
Indonesian: sandar|menyandarkan
Italian: sporgersi
trans-mid
Japanese: å¾ã (ãããã, katamuku)
Norwegian (Bokmål+Nynorsk): lene
Romanian: inclina
Slovene: viseti
Swedish: luta#Swedish|luta
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trans-top|to press against
Dutch: leunen, aanleunen
Finnish: nojata
French: presser|se presser
German: lehnen, anlehnen
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Kurdish: KUchar|پاڵداÙÙâÙÙâ
Norwegian (Bokmål+Nynorsk): lene
Romanian: ţine
Slovene: nasloniti se
Swedish: luta#Swedish|luta
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ttbc|Indonesian: miring|memiringkan, sandar|menyandar
ttbc|Japanese: å¾ãã (ããããã, katamukeru)

Etymology 2
Old English hlæne.

Adjective
en-adj|lean|er

  1. context|of a person slim; not fleshy.
  2. context|of meat having little fat.
  3. Having little extra or little to spare.

#: a lean budget

  1. Of a fuel-air mixture, having more air than is necessary to burn all of the fuel; more air- or oxygen- rich than necessary for a stoichiometric reaction.

Synonyms
saurus|thin|skinny

Translations
trans-top|being slim and muscular
Dutch: mager, tenger
Finnish: laiha, hoikka
French: mince
Galician: delgado, delgada
German: mager, dürr
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Portuguese: esbelto
Italian: magro
Romanian: subţire, slab
Spanish: delgado, delgada
Swedish: mager#Swedish|mager, smal#Swedish|smal
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trans-top|of meat, having little fat
Dutch: mager
French: maigre
German: mager
trans-mid
Portuguese: magro
Italian: magro
Romanian: slab
Swedish: mager#Swedish|mager
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trans-top|having little extra or little to spare
French: serré
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trans-top|having more air than necessary to burn all the fuel
French: pauvre
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References
R:Century 1911
R:Webster 1913

Category:English ergative verbs
Category:English irregular verbs
Category:English words with multiple etymologies


Frisian

Noun
lean

  1. wage

Category:Frisian nouns


Irish

Verb
lean

  1. To follow

Category:Irish verbs


Old English

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËlæËÉn/

Etymology 1
From Germanic *launan, from a suffixed form of Indo-European *law- âcatchâ. Cognate with Old Frisian lan|lÄn, Old Saxon lon|lÅn (Dutch loon#Dutch|loon), Old High German lon|lÅn (German Lohn), Old Norse laun (Swedish lön), Gothic ð»ð°ð¿ð½. The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek λεία (from *λαÏία), Latin lucrum, Old Church Slavonic Ð»Ð¾Ð²Ñ (Russian лов), Old Irish lóg, Lithuanian lãvinti.

Noun
Latinx|lÄan n (plural same)

  1. reward

Related terms
leanian|lÄanian

Etymology 2
From Germanic. Cognate with Old Saxon lahan, Old High German lahan, Old Norse lá, Gothic ð»ð°ð¹ð°ð½.

Verb
Latinx|lÄan (class VI strong: third-person singular preterite log#Old English|lÅg, third-person plural preterite logon|lÅgon)

  1. transitive to blame, find fault with, reproach

Category:Old English nouns
Category:Old English strong verbs

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