lean lean  /ˈlin/


  1. (n) the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
  2. (v) to incline or bend from a vertical position
  3. (v) cause to lean or incline
  4. (v) have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
  5. (v) rely on for support
  6. (v) cause to lean to the side
  7. (adj) lacking excess flesh
  8. (adj) lacking in mineral content or combustible material
  9. (adj) containing little excess
  10. (adj) not profitable or prosperous


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  • Along with that, have lean forms of protein fish, nuts, lean, lean meats but you don't have to eat them every day of the week.


  1. Intevac Receives 200 Lean Order

    Intevac, Inc. announced today it has received an order for a 200 Lean® media deposition system with expected shipment in the fourth quarter of 2013.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. 3 Rules Every Entrepreneur Should Live By

    You're already lean. Here's how to get agile. The startup world has made a religion of killing the sacred cow: anything that reeks of business-as-usual is frowned upon. Graduating from university? Unnecessary . Cubicles? Please . PowerPoint? Shame on you . And while this very dismissal of orthodoxy has become its own status quo, there is one particular approach that has truly earned the right to ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  3. Lean Manufacturing Approach Increases Total Depot Repair Capabilities by 267%

    MEBANE, N.C. -- ARCA, a global leader in the cash automation industry, has seen tremendous growth in its Depot Repair Center's efficiency and output since instituting the Lean Manufacturing approach in ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We just all looked at one another and said, 'We're going to rebuild together. We'll lean on each other,'" Brees said. "This is the culmination of that."
    on Feb 7, 2010 By: Drew Brees Source: Sportsnet.ca

  2. Giving evidence Miss Winehouse said: "She moved her left arm to lean down to me and tried to pose next to me. Her friend came round in front of us and started taking a picture. I was like, 'Do I get a choice in this, hello?'"
    on Jul 23, 2009 By: Amy Winehouse Source: BBC News

  3. Biden said he knows that it's "going to be a lean summer and a lean fall" for the region's fishermen.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: The Associated Press

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