Definitions for: Leaning

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

Webster (1913) Definition: Lean"ing, n.
The act, or state, of inclining; inclination; tendency; as, a
leaning towards Calvinism.

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

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