Variant of lean
- to bend or deviate from an upright position; stand at a slant; incline
- to bend or incline the body so as to rest part of one's weight upon or against something: he leaned on the desk
- to depend for encouragement, aid, etc.; rely (on or upon)
- to have a particular mental inclination; tend (toward or to a certain opinion, attitude, etc.)
Origin: Middle English lenen from Old English hlinian, to lean, hlænan, to cause to lean, akin to German lehnen from Indo-European base an unverified form lei-, to incline, lean from source Glassical Greek klinein, Classical Latin clinare
- leaner noun
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