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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lean·ing /ˈlinɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lean·ing, n. The act, or state, of inclining; inclination; tendency; as, a leaning towards Calvinism.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical
             or horizontal; "the leaning tower of Pisa"; "the
             headstones were tilted" [syn: atilt, canted, tilted,
      2: resting against a support
      n 1: an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward
           frivolity" [syn: propensity, tendency]
      2: a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for
         exaggeration" [syn: proclivity, propensity]
      3: 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" [syn: tilt, list, inclination,
      4: the act of deviating from a vertical position