1. That part of flesh which consists principally of muscle without the fat.
The fat was so white and the lean was so ruddy.Goldsmith.
2. (Typog.) Unremunerative copy or work.
1. Having a thin face.
2. (Typog.) slender or narrow; said of type the letters of which have thin lines, or are unusually narrow
in proportion to their height. W. Savage.
(Lean"ing), n. The act, or state, of inclining; inclination; tendency; as, a leaning towards Calvinism.
(Lean"ly), adv. Meagerly; without fat or plumpness.
(Lean"ness), n. [AS. hl&aemacrnnes.] The condition or quality of being lean.
(Lean"-to`) a. (Arch.) Having only one slope or pitch; said of a roof. n. A shed or slight
building placed against the wall of a larger structure and having a single-pitched roof; called also penthouse,
The outer circuit was covered as a lean-to, all round this inner apartment.De Foe.