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Lein vs. Lean

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Which is correct: Lein or Lean

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Lein

Misspelling of lien.

Leanverb

To incline, deviate, or bend, from a vertical position; to be in a position thus inclining or deviating.

‘a leaning column’; ‘She leaned out of the window.’;

Leanverb

To incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; with to, toward, etc.

‘I'm leaning towards voting Conservative in the next election.’;

Leanverb

To rest or rely, for support, comfort, etc.; with on, upon, or against.

Leanverb

To hang outwards.

Leanverb

To press against.

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Leanverb

To thin out (a fuel-air mixture): to reduce the fuel flow into the mixture so that there is more air or oxygen.

Leanverb

To conceal.

Leannoun

(of an object taller than its width and depth) An inclination away from the vertical.

‘The trees had various leans toward gaps in the canopy.’;

Leannoun

Meat with no fat on it.

Leannoun

A recreational drug based on codeine-laced promethazine cough syrup, popular in the hip hop community in the southeastern United States.

Leanadjective

(of a person or animal) Slim; not fleshy.

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Leanadjective

(of meat) Having little fat.

‘lean steak cuts’;

Leanadjective

Having little extra or little to spare; scanty; meagre.

‘a lean budget’; ‘a lean harvest’;

Leanadjective

Having a low proportion or concentration of a desired substance or ingredient.

‘A lean ore hardly worth mining.’; ‘Running on too lean a fuel-air mixture will cause, among other problems, your internal combustion engine to heat up too much.’;

Leanadjective

Of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; opposed to fat.

‘lean copy, matter, or type’;

Leanadjective

(business) Efficient, economic, frugal, agile, slimmed-down; pertaining to the modern industrial principles of "lean manufacturing"

‘lean management’; ‘lean manufacturing’; ‘Alcoa is now a lean and agile enterprise, after having split last year into two entities.’;

Leanverb

To conceal.

Leanverb

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.

Leanverb

To incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; - with to, toward, etc.

‘They delight rather to lean to their old customs.’;

Leanverb

To rest or rely, for support, comfort, and the like; - with on, upon, or against.

‘He leaned not on his fathers but himself.’;

Leanverb

To cause to lean; to incline; to support or rest.

‘His fainting limbs against an oak he leant.’;

Leanadjective

Wanting flesh; destitute of or deficient in fat; slim; not plump; slender; meager; thin; lank; as, a lean body; a lean cattle.

Leanadjective

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.

‘Their lean and flashy songs.’; ‘What the land is, whether it be fat or lean.’; ‘Out of my lean and low abilityI'll lend you something.’;

Leanadjective

Of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; - opposed to fat; as, lean copy, matter, or type.

Leannoun

That part of flesh which consists principally of muscle without the fat.

‘The fat was so white and the lean was so ruddy.’;

Leannoun

Unremunerative copy or work.

Leannoun

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’;

Leanverb

to incline or bend from a vertical position;

‘She leaned over the banister’;

Leanverb

cause to lean or incline;

‘He leaned his rifle against the wall’;

Leanverb

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

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

Leanverb

rely on for support;

‘We can lean on this man’;

Leanverb

cause to lean to the side;

‘Erosion listed the old tree’;

Leanadjective

lacking excess flesh;

‘you can't be too rich or too thin’; ‘Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look’;

Leanadjective

lacking in mineral content or combustible material;

‘lean ore’; ‘lean fuel’;

Leanadjective

containing little excess;

‘a lean budget’; ‘a skimpy allowance’;

Leanadjective

low in mineral content;

‘a lean ore’;

Leanadjective

not profitable or prosperous;

‘a lean year’;

Leanverb

be in or move into a sloping position

‘he leaned back in his chair’;

Leanverb

incline from the perpendicular and rest for support against (something)

‘a man was leaning against the wall’;

Leanverb

cause something to rest against

‘he leaned his elbows on the table’;

Leannoun

a deviation from the perpendicular; an inclination

‘the vehicle has a definite lean to the left’;

Leannoun

the lean part of meat

‘the man who eats no fat and the wife who eats no lean’;

Leanadjective

(of a person or animal) thin, especially healthily so; having no superfluous fat

‘his lean, muscular body’;

Leanadjective

(of meat) containing little fat

‘lean bacon’;

Leanadjective

(of an industry or company) efficient and with no wastage

‘staff were pruned, ostensibly to produce a leaner and fitter organization’;

Leanadjective

offering little reward, substance, or nourishment; meagre

‘the lean winter months’; ‘keep a small reserve to tide you over the lean years’;

Leanadjective

(of a vaporized fuel mixture) having a high proportion of air

‘lean air-to-fuel ratios’;

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