"leaning" in the noun sense
1. leaning, propensity, tendency
an inclination to do something
"he felt leanings toward frivolity"
2. proclivity, propensity, leaning
a natural inclination
"he has a proclivity for exaggeration"
3. tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaning
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"
the act of deviating from a vertical position
"leaning" in the verb sense
1. lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle
to incline or bend from a vertical position
"She leaned over the banister"
cause to lean or incline
"He leaned his rifle against the wall"
3. tend, be given, lean, incline, run
have a tendency or disposition to do or be something be inclined
"She tends to be nervous before her lectures"
"These dresses run small"
"He inclined to corpulence"
rely on for support
"We can lean on this man"
5. list, lean
cause to lean to the side
"Erosion listed the old tree"
"leaning" in the adjective sense
1. atilt, canted, leaning, tilted, tipped
departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal
"the leaning tower of Pisa"
"the headstones were tilted"
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