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Meaning of LEANING

Pronunciation:  'leening

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of deviating from a vertical position
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"
  4. [n]  an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity"
  5. [adj]  resting against a support
  6. [adj]  departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal; "the leaning tower of Pisa"; "the headstones were tilted"

LEANING is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: atilt, canted, inclination, inclined, lean, list, proclivity, propensity, propensity, tendency, tilt, tilted, tipped, unerect
 See Also: act, disposition, human action, human activity, inclination, inclination, position, spatial relation, tendency



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lean"ing\, n.
The act, or state, of inclining; inclination; tendency; as, a
leaning towards Calvinism.

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