lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
not profitable or prosperous; "a lean year"
lacking in mineral content or combustible material; "lean ore"; "lean fuel"
containing little excess; "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance"
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"
rely on for support; "We can lean on this man"
cause to lean or incline; "He leaned his rifle against the wall"
to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"
cause to lean to the side; "Erosion listed the old tree"
have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulenc