Lean v. i. [imp. & p. p. Leaned sometimes Leant (lĕnt); p. pr. & vb. n. Leaning.]
1. To incline, deviate, or bend, from a vertical position; to be in a position thus inclining or deviating; as, she leaned out at the window; a leaning column. “He leant forward.”
2. To incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; -- with to, toward, etc.
They delight rather to lean to their old customs. --Spenser.
3. To rest or rely, for support, comfort, and the like; -- with on, upon, or against.
He leaned not on his fathers but himself. --Tennyson.