lean : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
  • v  to incline or bend from a vertical position
    She leaned over the banister
  • v  cause to lean or incline
    He leaned his rifle against the wall
  • v  have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
  • v  rely on for support
    We can lean on this man
  • v  cause to lean to the side
  • a  lacking excess flesh
    Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
  • a  lacking in mineral content or combustible material
    lean ore
    lean fuel
  • s  containing little excess
    a lean budget
  • s  not profitable or prosperous
    a lean year

  • 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.
  • THE LEAN YEARS The tower began leaning almost from the beginning, in 1173.
  • Yet, since most Englishmen eat plenty of lean meat and fish, he found it "difficult to understand how there could be a nicotinic acid deficiency.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - Fast Company Magazine
  • 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 ...
    June 11, 2013 - GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  • Drew Brees in Sportsnet.ca
    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."
  • Amy Winehouse in BBC News
    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?'"
  • Joe Biden in The Associated Press
    Biden said he knows that it's "going to be a lean summer and a lean fall" for the region's fishermen.

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