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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LEAN, verb intransitive [Gr., Latin clino.]

1. To deviate or move from a straight or perpendicular line; or to be in a position thus deviating. We say, a column leans to the north or to the east; it leans to the right or left.

2. To incline or propend; to tend toward.

They delight rather to lean to their old customs -

3. To bend or incline so as to rest on something; as, to lean against a wall or a pillar; to lean on the arm of another.

4. To bend; to be in a bending posture.

LEAN, verb transitive

1. To incline; to cause to lean

2. To conceal. [Not in use.]

LEAN, adjective [Latin lenis, and Eng. slender.]

1. Wanting flesh; meager; not fat; as a lean body; a lean man or animal.

2. Not rich; destitute of good qualities; bare; barren; as lean earth.

3. Low; poor; in opposition to rich or great; as a lean action. [Unusual.]

4. Barren of thought; destitute of that which improves or entertains; jejune; as a lean discourse or dissertation.

LEAN, noun That part of flesh which consists of muscle without the fat.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LE'ANLY, adverb Meagerly; without fat or plumpness.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. Destitution of fat; want of flesh; thinness of body; meagerness; applied to animals.

2. Want of matter; poverty; emptiness; as the leanness of a purse.

3. In Scripture, want of grace and spiritual comfort.

He sent leanness into their soul. Psalms 106:15.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

For answering; i.e., in singing, occurs in the title to Psalms 88. The title "Mahalath (q.v.) Leannoth" may be rendered "concerning sickness, to be sung" i.e., perhaps, to be sung in sickness.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LE'ANY, adjective Alert; brisk; active. [Not in use.]