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4 letters words from 'lean'

ELAN 4LANE 4
LEAN 4NEAL 4

3 letters words from 'lean'

ALE 3ANE 3
EAN 3LEA 3
NAE 3 

2 letters words from 'lean'

AE 2AL 2
AN 2EA 2
EL 2EN 2
LA 2NA 2
NE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of lean

lean elan laen alen ealn aeln lena elna lnea nlea enla nela lane alne lnae nlae anle nale eanl aenl enal neal anel nael

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Definitions and meaning of lean

lean

Pronunciation

  • enPR: lēn, IPA(key): /liːn/
  • Rhymes: -iːn
  • Homophone: lien

Etymology 1

From Middle English lenen (to lean), from Old English hleonian, hlinian (to lean, recline, lie down, rest), from Proto-Germanic *hlināną (to lean, incline), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱley-. Cognate via Proto-Germanic with Middle Dutch leunen (to lean), German lehnen (to lean); via Proto-Indo-European with climate, cline.

Verb

lean (third-person singular simple present leans, present participle leaning, simple past and past participle leaned or (UK) leant)

  1. To incline, deviate, or bend, from a vertical position; to be in a position thus inclining or deviating.
  2. (copulative) To incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; often with to, toward, etc.
  3. Followed by against, on, or upon: to rest or rely, for support, comfort, etc.
  4. To hang outwards.
  5. To press against.
Derived terms
Related terms
  • climate
  • cline
Translations

Noun

lean (plural leans)

  1. (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.
Synonyms
  • (inclination away from vertical): tilt

Etymology 2

From Middle English lene (lean), from Old English hlǣne (lean), (cognate with Low German leen), perhaps from hlǣnan (to cause to lean (due to hunger or lack of food)), from Proto-Germanic *hlainijaną (to cause to lean). If so, then related to Old English hlinian, hleonian (to lean).

Adjective

lean (comparative leaner, superlative leanest)

  1. (of a person or animal) Slim; not fleshy.
    Synonyms: lithe, svelte, willowy; see also Thesaurus:slender
  2. (of meat) Having little fat.
  3. Having little extra or little to spare; scanty; meagre.
    Synonyms: insufficient, scarce, sparse; see also Thesaurus:inadequate
  4. Having a low proportion or concentration of a desired substance or ingredient.
    Synonyms: deficient, dilute, poor
    Antonym: rich
  5. (printing, archaic) Of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; opposed to fat.
  6. (business) Efficient, economic, frugal, agile, slimmed-down; pertaining to the modern industrial principles of "lean manufacturing"
Derived terms
  • leanness
  • leansome
Translations

Noun

lean (countable and uncountable, plural leans)

  1. (uncountable) Meat with no fat on it.
    • 1639 or earlier, Anon, Jack Sprat
      Jack Sprat would eat no fat, / His wife would eat no lean.
  2. (countable, biology) An organism that is lean in stature.
    • 1986, Southwest Fisheries Center (U.S.), Collected Reprints (issue 1)
      The intermediates and leans are the predominant morphotypes found at the SE-NHR seamounts []
    • 2012, Obesity: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional (page 56)
      Obese Zuckers, compared to leans, consumed more food under free-feeding conditions.

Verb

lean (third-person singular simple present leans, present participle leaning, simple past and past participle leaned)

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

Etymology 3

From Icelandic leyna? Akin to German leugnen (deny). Compare lie (speak falsely).

Verb

lean (third-person singular simple present leans, present participle leaning, simple past and past participle leaned)

  1. To conceal.

References

Etymology 4

Probably from the verb to lean (see etymology 1 above), supposedly because consumption of the intoxicating beverage causes one to "lean".

Noun

lean (uncountable)

  1. (slang, US) A recreational drug based on codeine-laced promethazine cough syrup, popular in the hip hop community in the southeastern United States.
    Synonyms: sizzurp, syrup, purple drank

See also

  • lean on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

References

  • lean in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • lean in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • Alne, ELAN, Lane, Lena, Nale, Neal, elan, enal, lane, nale, neal, élan

Galician

Verb

lean

  1. third-person plural present subjunctive of ler

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish lenaid (stays, sticks (to), follows), from Proto-Celtic *linati (stick), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂leyH- (to smear); compare Latin linō (anoint), līmus (mud, slime), Sanskrit लिनाति (lināti, sticks, stays).

Pronunciation

  • (Munster) IPA(key): /lʲan̪ˠ/
  • (Connacht, Ulster) IPA(key): /l̠ʲanˠ/, /l̠ʲan̪ˠ/

Verb

lean (present analytic leanann, future analytic leanfaidh, verbal noun leanúint, past participle leanta)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) follow
  2. continue
  3. remain
  4. endure

Conjugation

  • Alternative verbal noun: leanacht (Cois Fharraige)

Derived terms

  • folean
  • leantóir

Further reading

  • "lean" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “lenaid”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Northern Sami

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈlea̯n/

Verb

lean

  1. inflection of leat:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. past indicative connegative

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /læ͜ɑːn/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *launą, from a suffixed form of Proto-Indo-European *leh₂w- (catch, plunder, profit). Cognate with Old Frisian lān, Old Saxon lōn, Dutch loon, Old High German lōn (German Lohn), Old Norse laun (Swedish lön), Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌿𐌽 (laun). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek λεία (leía) (from *λαϝία), Latin lucrum, Old Church Slavonic ловъ (lovŭ) (Russian лов (lov)), Old Irish lóg, Lithuanian lãvinti.

Noun

lēan n

  1. reward
Declension
Derived terms
  • iūlēan
Related terms
  • lēanian

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *lahaną. Cognate with Old Saxon lahan, Old High German lahan, Old Norse , Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌹𐌰𐌽 (laian).

Verb

lēan

  1. (transitive) to blame, fault, reproach
Conjugation
Descendants
  • Middle English: *lēen (attested in past tense lough)

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish lenaid (stays, sticks (to), follows), from Proto-Celtic *linati (stick), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂leyH- (to smear); compare Latin linō (anoint), Sanskrit लिनाति (lināti, sticks, stays).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʎɛn/

Verb

lean (past lean, future leanaidh, verbal noun leantainn or leanmhainn, past participle leanta)

  1. follow
  2. continue, proceed

Derived terms

  • fo-leantach (subjunctive)
  • lean air (continue)
  • ainlean (persecute)

Spanish

Verb

lean

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of leer.
  2. Second-person plural (ustedes) present subjunctive form of leer.
  3. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of leer.

West Frisian

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

lean n (plural leanen, diminutive leantsje)

  1. wage, wages, salary
  2. reward

Further reading

  • “lean”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to incline or tilt.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)