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lean·ing

 (lē′nĭng)
n.
An inclination, tendency, or preference. See Synonyms at predilection.

leaning

(ˈliːnɪŋ)
n
a tendency or inclination

lean•ing

(ˈli nɪŋ)

n.
inclination; tendency: literary leanings.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leaning - an inclination to do somethingleaning - an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity"
inclination - that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music"
2.leaning - a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"
inclination, tendency, disposition - an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"
3.leaning - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the verticalleaning - 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"
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
4.leaning - the act of deviating from a vertical position
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
Adj.1.leaning - departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontalleaning - departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal; "the leaning tower of Pisa"; "the headstones were tilted"
inclined - at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane"

leaning

noun tendency, liking for, bias, inclination, taste, bent, disposition, penchant, propensity, aptitude, predilection, proclivity, partiality, proneness I always had a leaning towards sport.

leaning

noun
Translations
مَيْل، نَزْعَه
sklon
interessesympati
tilhneiging

leaning

[ˈliːnɪŋ]
A. Ninclinación f (to, towards hacia) → tendencia f (to, towards a) she has leftish leaningstiene inclinaciones or tendencias izquierdistas
he has artistic leaningstiene inclinaciones artísticas
B. ADJinclinado
the Leaning Tower of Pisala Torre Inclinada de Pisa

leaning

[ˈliːnɪŋ]
adj [structure, building] → penché(e)
npenchant m
a leaning towards sth → un penchant pour qch
to have socialist leanings → avoir des sympathies socialistesLeaning Tower of Pisa [ˈpiːzə] n
the Leaning Tower of Pisa → la tour de Piselean manufacturing lean production nproduction f allégée

leaning

adjschräg, schief; the Leaning Tower of Pisader Schiefe Turm von Pisa
nHang m, → Neigung f; he had a leaning toward(s) the lefter hatte einen Hang nach links; what are his leanings?was sind seine Neigungen?; artistic leaningskünstlerische Neigungen pl

leaning

[ˈliːnɪŋ]
1. n leaning (towards)tendenza (a), propensione f (per)
2. adjinclinato/a, pendente
the leaning Tower of Pisa → la torre (pendente) di Pisa

lean1

(liːn) past tense, past participles leant (lent) , leaned verb
1. to slope over to one side; not to be upright. The lamp-post had slipped and was leaning across the road.
2. to rest (against, on). She leaned the ladder against the wall; Don't lean your elbows on the table; He leant on the gate.
ˈleaning noun
a liking or preference. She has a leaning towards the arts.
References in classic literature ?
They all drew to the fire, Mother in the big chair with Beth at her feet, Meg and Amy perched on either arm of the chair, and Jo leaning on the back, where no one would see any sign of emotion if the letter should happen to be touching.
Leaning out at the open window, he looked into an orchard where a fat sow wandered about with a litter of tiny pigs at her heels.
Grandmother swung the bag of potatoes over her shoulder and went down the path, leaning forward a little.
When they reached the cottage, the two seated themselves with some appearance of fatigue upon the upper step of the porch, facing each other, each leaning against a supporting post.
The simple admirer of the war-horse instantly fell back to a low, gaunt, switch-tailed mare, that was unconsciously gleaning the faded herbage of the camp nigh by; where, leaning with one elbow on the blanket that concealed an apology for a saddle, he became a spectator of the departure, while a foal was quietly making its morning repast, on the opposite side of the same animal.
And there with the strained craft steeply leaning over to it, by reason of the enormous downward drag from the lower mast-head, and every yard-arm on that side projecting like a crane over the waves; there, that blood-dripping head hung to the Pequod's waist like the giant Holofernes's from the girdle of Judith.