Synonyms for (noun) lean

Synonyms: lean, leaning, list, tilt, inclination

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

Usage: the tower had a pronounced tilt; the ship developed a list to starboard; he walked with a heavy inclination to the right

Similar words: position, spatial relation

Definition: the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated

Usage: the position of the hands on the clock; he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage

Synonyms for (verb) lean

Synonyms: lean

Definition: rely on for support

Usage: We can lean on this man

Similar words: swear, trust, rely, bank

Definition: have confidence or faith in

Usage: We can trust in God; Rely on your friends; bank on your good education; I swear by my grandmother's recipes


Synonyms: lean

Definition: cause to lean or incline

Usage: He leaned his rifle against the wall

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location

Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point


Synonyms: slant, tilt, tip, angle, lean

Definition: to incline or bend from a vertical position

Usage: She leaned over the banister

Similar words: bend, flex

Definition: form a curve

Usage: The stick does not bend


Synonyms: list, lean

Definition: cause to lean to the side

Usage: Erosion listed the old tree

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: tend, be given, run, lean, incline

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

Usage: She tends to be nervous before her lectures; These dresses run small; He inclined to corpulence

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer

Synonyms for (adjective) lean

Synonyms: thin, lean

Definition: lacking excess flesh

Usage: you can't be too rich or too thin; Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look-Shakespeare

Similar words: anorectic, anorexic

Definition: suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin


Similar words: haggard, skeletal, cadaverous, bony, emaciated, gaunt, wasted, pinched

Definition: very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

Usage: emaciated bony hands; a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys; eyes were haggard and cavernous; small pinched faces; kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration


Similar words: hollow-eyed, deep-eyed, sunken-eyed

Definition: characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver


Similar words: gangling, gangly, lanky

Definition: tall and thin


Similar words: lank, spindly

Definition: long and lean


Similar words: rawboned

Definition: having a lean and bony physique

Usage: a rawboned cow hand


Similar words: reedlike, reedy

Definition: resembling a reed in being upright and slender


Similar words: twiggy, twiglike

Definition: thin as a twig


Similar words: scarecrowish

Definition: resembling a scarecrow in being thin and ragged

Usage: a forlorn scarecrowish figure


Similar words: scraggy, scrawny, skinny, underweight, boney, weedy

Definition: being very thin

Usage: a child with skinny freckled legs; a long scrawny neck


Similar words: withered, wizen, wizened, shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken

Definition: lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

Usage: the old woman's shriveled skin; he looked shriveled and ill; a shrunken old man; a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws-W.F.Starkie; he did well despite his withered arm; a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair


Similar words: slender, slight, slim, svelte

Definition: being of delicate or slender build

Usage: she was slender as a willow shoot is slender- Frank Norris; a slim girl with straight blonde hair; watched her slight figure cross the street


Similar words: slender-waisted, slim-waisted, wasp-waisted

Definition: having a small waist


Similar words: spare, trim

Definition: thin and fit

Usage: the spare figure of a marathon runner; a body kept trim by exercise


Similar words: spindle-legged, spindle-shanked

Definition: having long slender legs


Similar words: stringy, wiry

Definition: lean and sinewy


Similar words: wisplike, wispy

Definition: thin and weak

Usage: a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet- Edmund Wilson


Synonyms: lean

Definition: not profitable or prosperous

Usage: a lean year

Similar words: unprofitable

Definition: producing little or no profit or gain

Usage: deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable


Synonyms: skimpy, lean

Definition: containing little excess

Usage: a lean budget; a skimpy allowance

Similar words: deficient, insufficient

Definition: of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

Usage: insufficient funds