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Stand up comedy is this thing you get to do, so you have to treat it with respect. You can't just be like, 'Alright, I got my hour down, people are coming to see me now. Now, I'm going to lean on the mike stand.' No, you gotta work even harder now. You got to top what you already did. Because they'll find someone else.
Bill Burr

Meaning of "lean" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LEAN

Old English hleonian, hlinian; related to Old High German hlinēn, Latin clīnāre to incline.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LEAN

lean  [liːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LEAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lean is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb lean in English.

WHAT DOES LEAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of lean in the English dictionary

The first definition of lean in the dictionary is foll by against, on, or upon to rest or cause to rest against a support. Other definition of lean is to incline or cause to incline from a vertical position. Lean is also to have or express a tendency or leaning.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LEAN

PRESENT

Present
I lean
you lean
he/she/it leans
we lean
you lean
they lean
Present continuous
I am leaning
you are leaning
he/she/it is leaning
we are leaning
you are leaning
they are leaning
Present perfect
I have leaned
you have leaned
he/she/it has leaned
we have leaned
you have leaned
they have leaned
Present perfect continuous
I have been leaning
you have been leaning
he/she/it has been leaning
we have been leaning
you have been leaning
they have been leaning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I leaned
you leaned
he/she/it leaned
we leaned
you leaned
they leaned
Past continuous
I was leaning
you were leaning
he/she/it was leaning
we were leaning
you were leaning
they were leaning
Past perfect
I had leaned
you had leaned
he/she/it had leaned
we had leaned
you had leaned
they had leaned
Past perfect continuous
I had been leaning
you had been leaning
he/she/it had been leaning
we had been leaning
you had been leaning
they had been leaning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will lean
you will lean
he/she/it will lean
we will lean
you will lean
they will lean
Future continuous
I will be leaning
you will be leaning
he/she/it will be leaning
we will be leaning
you will be leaning
they will be leaning
Future perfect
I will have leaned
you will have leaned
he/she/it will have leaned
we will have leaned
you will have leaned
they will have leaned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been leaning
you will have been leaning
he/she/it will have been leaning
we will have been leaning
you will have been leaning
they will have been leaning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would lean
you would lean
he/she/it would lean
we would lean
you would lean
they would lean
Conditional continuous
I would be leaning
you would be leaning
he/she/it would be leaning
we would be leaning
you would be leaning
they would be leaning
Conditional perfect
I would have lean
you would have lean
he/she/it would have lean
we would have lean
you would have lean
they would have lean
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been leaning
you would have been leaning
he/she/it would have been leaning
we would have been leaning
you would have been leaning
they would have been leaning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you lean
we let´s lean
you lean
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to lean
Past participle
leaned
Present Participle
leaning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LEAN


bean
biːn
been
biːn
between
bɪˈtwiːn
clean
kliːn
cuisine
kwɪˈziːn
dean
diːn
eine
iːn
green
ɡriːn
Halloween
ˌhæləʊˈiːn
jean
dʒiːn
machine
məˈʃiːn
magazine
ˌmæɡəˈziːn
marine
məˈriːn
mean
miːn
nicotine
ˈnɪkəˌtiːn
queen
kwiːn
scene
siːn
screen
skriːn
seen
siːn
teen
tiːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LEAN

leakless
leakproof
leaky
leal
leally
lealty
leam
Leamington Spa
lean manufacturing
lean on
lean over backwards
lean-burn
lean-burn engine
lean-to
Leander
leaning
Leaning Tower of Pisa
leanly
leanness
leant

WORDS THAT END LIKE LEAN

Aegean
Boolean
Caribbean
cetacean
Chilean
dry-clean
European
Guinean
Indian Ocean
jelly bean
Korean
Maclean
Mediterranean
ocean
sean
South Korean
soybean
spring-clean
the Caribbean
Zimbabwean

Synonyms and antonyms of lean in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LEAN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «lean» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of lean
angular · arid · bare · barren · bend · bony · emaciated · favour · gaunt · gravitate · hard · heel · impoverished · incline · lank · lanky · meagre · poor · prefer · prop · rangy · recline · repose · rest · scraggy · scrawny · skinny · slant · slender · slim · slope · spare · svelte · tend · thin · tilt · tip · tough · trim · unfruitful · unproductive · wiry

Translation of «lean» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LEAN

Find out the translation of lean to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lean from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lean» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

倾斜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

apoyarse
570 millions of speakers

English

lean
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दुबला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يـَمِيلُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

наклониться
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

inclinar-se
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রোগা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

se pencher
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bersandar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

lehnen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

もたれる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기대다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nggoleki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dựa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒல்லியான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कलणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yağsız
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pendere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oprzeć się
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нахилятися
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a se înclina
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γέρνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

leun
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

luta (sig)
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lene (seg)
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lean

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LEAN»

The term «lean» is very widely used and occupies the 7.651 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LEAN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lean

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10 QUOTES WITH «LEAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lean.
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Chris Abani
My search is always to find ways to chronicle, to share and to document stories about people, just everyday people. Stories that offer transformation, that lean into transcendence, but that are never sentimental, that never look away from the darkest things about us.
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Gregg Allman
People always lean toward who's the best guitar player, who's the best singer? I don't see it that way. They're all the best, you know? They've all gotten your attention, you've admired them, you've tried to sing like them. That makes them the best, each and every one of 'em.
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William Ames
Faith is the virtue by which, clinging-to the faithfulness of God, we lean upon him, so that we may obtain what he gives to us.
4
Julie Andrews
I am a liberated woman. And I do believe if a woman does equal work she should be paid equal money. But personally I am feminine and I do like male authority to lean on.
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Rodney Atkins
But I have vertigo... I lose my equilibrium easily. I can lean out to look at something and just keep leaning and not realize I'm about to fall.
6
Lee Bermejo
Color is definitely an important factor for me during all phases of producing a cover. I always start out with a loose idea of what I want to see when I'm doing my initial sketches. This choice can be informed by anything, but I usually tend to lean toward more simple color schemes... something with a very obvious push between warms and cools.
7
Michael Ian Black
My tastes in all things lean towards the arty and boring. I like sports documentaries about Scrabble players, bands that play quiet, unassuming music, and TV shows that win awards. In that way, I am an elitist snob.
8
Brene Brown
I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy, and creativity to name a few.
9
Deborah Bull
Because muscle is heavier than fat, dancers weigh more than you might think, but they are usually very lean.
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Bill Burr
Stand up comedy is this thing you get to do, so you have to treat it with respect. You can't just be like, 'Alright, I got my hour down, people are coming to see me now. Now, I'm going to lean on the mike stand.' No, you gotta work even harder now. You got to top what you already did. Because they'll find someone else.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LEAN»

Discover the use of lean in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lean and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business - draws on her own experience of working in some of the world's most successful businesses and looks at what women can do to help ...
Sheryl Sandberg, 2013
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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business - draws on her own experience of working in some of the world's most successful businesses and looks at what women can do to help ...
Sheryl Sandberg, 2013
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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.
Sheryl Sandberg, 2013
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The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous ...
Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom.
Eric Ries, 2011
5
Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works
Offers a systematic approach to product/market fit, discussing customer involvment, optimal time to obtain funding, and when to change the plan.
Ash Maurya, 2012
6
Lean Distribution: Applying Lean Manufacturing to ...
This book shows how to break through the forecast accuracy barrier by applying proven Lean practices that reduce costs and simplify distribution processes.
Kirk D. Zylstra, 2012
7
Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation
Winner of a 2011 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award, this book shares practical tips, examples, and case studies to help you establish a culture of continuous improvement to deliver IT operational excellence and business ...
Steven C Bell, Michael A Orzen, 2013
8
Ride Your Way Lean: The Ultimate Plan for Burning Fat and ...
Delivers a weight-loss plan designed to help you lose 30, 50, or even 100 pounds.
Selene Yeager, 2010
9
The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-day Plan for ...
The best-selling author of Veganist outlines a weight-loss plan based on small changes designed to promote leanness without shocking the body, providing a strategic 30-day starter plan and recommendations for achieving effective, lasting ...
Kathy Freston, 2012
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Lean Production Simplified, Second Edition: A Plain-Language ...
Written for the practitioner by a practitioner, this plain-language guide to the lean production system delivers a comprehensive insider's view of lean manufacturing.
Pascal Dennis, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LEAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lean is used in the context of the following news items.
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Small Business: Lean thinking - Business - NZ Herald News
The management philosophy "lean" is centered on making obvious what adds value by reducing everything else. This week we look at Kiwi ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
2
Major Lazer's "Lean On," Skrillex, Diplo & Bieber's "Where Are U …
Major Lazer's "Lean On" and Skrillex & Diplo's "Where Are U Now" cross a new checkpoint on the pop radio airplay chart. Two high-profile ... «HeadlinePlanet.com, Jul 15»
3
NMMU-Madibaz Lean On Balfour | www.soccerladuma.co.za
NMMU-Madibaz defender Lundi Balfour will be using his experience to help a young Madibaz team achieve their goal of finally lifting the ... «Soccer Laduma, Jul 15»
4
For troubled youths, veterans offer shoulders to lean on - Chicago …
Two dozen boys wore cobalt polos and matching grins listening to the keynote speakers of their graduation ceremony. Absent from the event ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
5
'If Lean lived…'
But yes, Lean Alejandro. I never met him up close, just saw and heard him as the Student Council head, and in those protests after Ninoy was ... «Manila Standard Today, Jul 15»
6
Behind the News: Could a statue of Brief Encounter director David …
After speaking to John Adams, manager at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, it was decided to pursue a statue of director David Lean, rather than of the film's ... «The Westmorland Gazette, Jul 15»
7
New York Yankees Lean On Big Mike Against M's - Elite Sports NY
After coming away with the 4-3 victory Friday night, the New York Yankees will send Michael Pineda to the mound on Saturday afternoon. «Elite Sports NY, Jul 15»
8
Review: A lean but satisfying outdoor 'Hamlet'
Lenox, Mass. "Bare Bard" is the name for both a series and a style of presentation from Shakespeare & Company, in which plays are staged in ... «Albany Times Union, Jul 15»
9
Lean Business Practices: An Introduction
LEAN is a practice of continually evaluating and improving a business. In doing so, value-added activities are supported and waste is ... «Furniture World Magazine, Jul 15»
10
Ty Dolla $ign's 'Lean On' Major Lazer Remix, Raps Over Smash Hit …
Major Lazer, the dancehall/EDM fusion group led by superproducer Diplo, scored their biggest hit ever with "Lean On," off their latest album, ... «Music Times, Jul 15»

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