leant


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to leant: learn, Levant, defines

leant

 (lĕnt)
v. Chiefly British
A past tense and a past participle of lean1.

leant

(lɛnt)

v. Chiefly Brit.
a pp. and pt. of lean 1 .
Translations

leant

[ˈlɛnt]
pt
pp of leanlean-to [ˈliːntuː] nappentis m

lean2

(liːn) adjective
1. thin; not fat. a tall, lean man.
2. not containing much fat. lean meat.
3. poor; not producing much. a lean harvest.
ˈleanness noun
References in classic literature ?
Jennings sat on Elinor's right hand; and they had not been long seated, before she leant behind her and Willoughby, and said to Marianne, loud enough for them both to hear, "I have found you out in spite of all your tricks.
I leant against a pillar of the verandah, drew my grey mantle close about me, and, trying to forget the cold which nipped me without, and the unsatisfied hunger which gnawed me within, delivered myself up to the employment of watching and thinking.
The 'walk in' was uttered with closed teeth, and expressed the sentiment, 'Go to the Deuce:' even the gate over which he leant manifested no sympathising movement to the words; and I think that circumstance determined me to accept the invitation: I felt interested in a man who seemed more exaggeratedly reserved than myself.