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lean


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lean  \Lean\  (l[=e]n),  a.  [Compar.  {Leaner}  (l[=e]n"[~e]r); 
  superl.  {Leanest}.]  [OE.  lene,  AS  hl[=ae]ne;  prob.  akin  to 
  E.  lean  to  incline.  See  {Lean},  v.  i.  ] 
  1.  Wanting  flesh;  destitute  of  or  deficient  in  fat;  not 
  plump;  meager;  thin;  lank;  as  a  lean  body;  a  lean  cattle. 
 
  2.  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.  ``No  lean  wardrobe.''  --Shak. 
 
  Their  lean  and  fiashy  songs.  --Milton. 
 
  What  the  land  is  whether  it  be  fat  or  lean.  --Num. 
  xiii.  20. 
 
  Out  of  my  lean  and  low  ability  I'll  lend  you 
  something  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Typog.)  Of  a  character  which  prevents  the  compositor  from 
  earning  the  usual  wages;  --  opposed  to  {fat};  as  lean 
  copy,  matter,  or  type 
 
  Syn:  slender;  spare;  thin;  meager;  lank;  skinny;  gaunt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lean  \Lean\  (l[=e]n),  v.  t.  [Icel.  leyna;  akin  to  G.  l["a]ugnen 
  to  deny,  AS  l[=y]gnian,  also  E.  lie  to  speak  falsely.] 
  To  conceal.  [Obs.]  --Ray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lean  \Lean\  (l[=e]n),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Leaned}  (l[=e]nd), 
  sometimes  {Leant}  (l[e^]nt);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Leaning}.]  [OE. 
  lenen,  AS  hlinian  hleonian  v.  i.;  akin  to  OS  hlin[=o]n, 
  D.  leunen  OHG.  hlin[=e]n,  lin[=e]n,  G.  lehnen  L.  inclinare 
  Gr  kli`nein,  L.  clivus  hill,  slope.  [root]40.  Cf 
  {Declivity},  {Climax},  {Incline},  {Ladder}.] 
  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.  ``He  leant 
  forward.''  --Dickens. 
 
  2.  To  incline  in  opinion  or  desire;  to  conform  in  conduct;  -- 
  with  to  toward,  etc 
 
  They  delight  rather  to  lean  to  their  old  customs. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  To  rest  or  rely,  for  support,  comfort,  and  the  like  -- 
  with  on  upon  or  against. 
 
  He  leaned  not  on  his  fathers  but  himself. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lean  \Lean\,  n. 
  1.  That  part  of  flesh  which  consist  principally  of  muscle 
  without  the  fat. 
 
  The  fat  was  so  white  and  the  lean  was  so  ruddy. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  2.  (Typog.)  Unremunerative  copy  or  work 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lean  \Lean\,  v.  t.  [From  {Lean},  v.  i.;  AS  hl[=ae]nan,  v.  t., 
  fr  hleonian  hlinian  v.  i.] 
  To  cause  to  lean;  to  incline;  to  support  or  rest.  --Mrs. 
  Browning. 
 
  His  fainting  limbs  against  an  oak  he  leant.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lean 
  adj  1:  lacking  excess  flesh;  "you  can't  be  too  rich  or  too  thin"; 
  "Yon  Cassius  has  a  lean  and  hungry  look"-Shakespeare 
  [syn:  {thin}]  [ant:  {fat}] 
  2:  lacking  in  mineral  content  or  combustible  material;  "lean 
  ore";  "lean  fuel"  [ant:  {rich}] 
  3:  containing  little  excess;  "a  lean  budget";  "a  skimpy 
  allowance"  [syn:  {skimpy}] 
  4:  (metallurgy)  low  in  mineral  content;  "a  lean  ore" 
  5:  not  profitable  or  prosperous;  "a  lean  year" 
  n  :  the  property  possessed  by  a  line  or  surface  that  departs 
  from  the  vertical;  "the  tower  had  a  pronounced  tilt"; 
  "the  ship  developed  a  list  to  starboard";  "he  walked  with 
  a  heavy  inclination  to  the  right"  [syn:  {tilt},  {list},  {inclination}, 
  {leaning}] 
  v  1:  to  incline  or  bend  from  a  vertical  position:  "She  leaned 
  over  the  banister."  [syn:  {tilt},  {tip},  {slant},  {angle}] 
  2:  cause  to  lean  or  incline;  "He  leaned  his  rifle  against  the 
  wall" 
  3:  have  a  tendency  or  disposition  to  do  or  be  something  be 
  inclined;  "She  tends  to  be  nervous  before  her  lectures" 
  [syn:  {tend},  {incline},  {run}] 
  4:  exhibit  an  inclination  or  tendency  [syn:  {tend},  {incline}] 
  5:  rely  on  for  support;  "We  can  lean  on  this  man" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Lean 
 
  An  experimental  language  from  the  {University  of  Nijmegen}  and 
  {University  of  East  Anglia},  based  on  graph  rewriting  and 
  useful  as  an  intermediate  language.  Lean  is  descended  from 
  {Dactl0}. 
 
  {Clean}  is  a  subset  of  Lean. 
 
  ["Towards  an  Intermediate  Language  Based  on  Graph  Rewriting", 
  H.P.  Barendregt  et  al  in  PARLE:  Parallel  Architectures  and 
  Languages  Europe,  G.  Goos  ed  LNCS  259,  Springer  1987, 
  pp.159-175]. 
 
  (1995-01-25) 
 
 




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