Lean is defined as to incline, bend or rest on.(verb)
An example of lean is for an injured athlete to rest on his teammates as he hobbles to the sidelines.
The definition of lean is with little fat.(adjective)
An example of lean is a piece of fish.
See lean in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME lenen < OE hlinian, to lean, hlænan, to cause to lean, akin to Ger lehnen < IE base *lei-, to incline, lean > Gr klinein, L clinare
Origin: ME lene < OE hlæne, prob. akin to lean, in sense “leaning, drooping,” hence “thin, slender”
See lean in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb leaned leaned, lean·ing, leans verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English lenen
Origin: , from Old English hleonian; see klei- in Indo-European roots.
adjective lean·er, lean·est
Origin: Middle English lene
Origin: , from Old English hlǣne.
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