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LEAN, Gr., L. clino.

1. To deviate or move from a straight or perpendicular line or to be in a position thus deviating. We say, a column leans to the north or to the east it leans to the right or left.
2. To incline or propend to tend toward.

They delight rather to lean to their old customs -

3. To bend or incline so as to rest on something as, to lean against a wall or a pillar to lean on the arm of another.
4. To bend to be in a bending posture.


1. To incline to cause to lean.
2. To conceal. Not in use.

LEAN, a. L. lenis, and Eng. slender.

1. Wanting flesh meager not fat as a lean body a lean man or animal.
2. Not rich destitute of good qualities bare barren as lean earth.
3. Low poor in opposition to rich or great as a lean action. Unusual.
4. Barren of thought destitute of that which improves or entertains jejune as a lean discourse or dissertation.

LEAN, n. That part of flesh which consists of muscle without the fat.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Lean'. King James Dictionary.

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