Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
lean2

lean2

 
pronunciation:
lin
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: leaner, leanest
definition 1: of humans and animals, having little extra fat on the body.
All the runners were lean and fit.
synonyms:
spare, thin
antonyms:
chubby, fat, fleshy
similar words:
bony, emaciated, gangly, gaunt, haggard, lanky, scraggy, scrawny, skinny, slender, slight, slim, spindly, weedy, willowy
definition 2: containing little fat.
He eats only lean meat, in keeping with his low-fat diet.
antonyms:
fatty, greasy
similar words:
nonfat, sinewy, spare, thin, trim
definition 3: having no fullness; meager.
Those were lean years during the war.The company laid off many workers during those lean times.
synonyms:
barren, impoverished, meager, spare
antonyms:
affluent
similar words:
bare, empty, scant, scanty, sparse
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in meat, the muscle tissue.
She eats only the lean.
synonyms:
muscle
similar words:
flexor, sinew, tendon, thews
definition 2: anything that is spare or lean.
similar words:
muscle
derivations: leanly (adv.), leanness (n.)