Definition for lean

adjective as in bare, thin

verb as in bend, angle toward

verb as in be disposed

Strongest matches

incline, prefer, tend

Strong matches

favor, look

verb as in count, depend on

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Example Sentences

He added that deGrom combines an ideally long, lean pitching build with exceptional mechanics.

The view that mail-in ballots are rife with voter fraud is most widely held among Republicans and GOP-leaning independents who use only Fox News Channel or talk radio as their main sources of political news.

We learned to lean in with our partners to help provide Honda with a credible voice.

From Digiday

So CEO Tim Cook and his team leaned hard on the company’s smartwatch to build excitement.

From Fortune

For almost two months, from a few weeks before the team dealt Capela to a few weeks after it had fully leaned into that short-ball style, Westbrook was fantastic.

In 2012, as a 10th grader, Lean says he recorded his first legitimate song, “Hurt.”

Yung Lean was born Jonatan Leandoer Håstad in Belarus, before moving to Sweden at the age of 3.

The trio formed the Sad Boys collective, with Sherm and Gud on production and Lean manning the mic.

“We broke off shortly after because we were more ambitious,” says Lean.

His flesh is sagging a bit, but he is still trim and looks lean, sinewy and tough.

When she got to the cadenza, he laid down his bton, and retired to lean against the door and enjoy it.

Past thirty all men begin to dry up or fatten, and he was certainly a lean person.

He was a dark impish looking fellow, as lean as Cassius and as crafty and envious as Iago.

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall grow lean.

The tall, lean youngster wore a junior pilot's bands on the sleeves of his blue uniform.


On this page you'll find 204 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lean, such as: angular, gangly, gaunt, lanky, rangy, and sinewy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.