Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An inclination, tendency, or preference. synonym: predilection.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Inclination of the mind; mental tendency; bias; bent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act, or state, of inclining; inclination; tendency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A tendency.
  • verb Present participle of lean.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of deviating from a vertical position
  • adjective departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal
  • noun an inclination to do something
  • noun a natural inclination
  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

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Examples

  • The list of negative connotations of far left leaning is too long to get into here.

    Lance Mannion:

  • The list of negative connotations of far left leaning is too long to get into here.

    The invisibles

  • Just finished reading your book “Petite Anglaise” whilst working in Madrid and it had me engrossed, and I could thoroughly relate to it being a student studying languages (French and Spanish, but my strong leaning is towards the Spanish).

    holiday

  • Libertarian leaning is the key here, not full blown Krusty the Klown Libertarian.

    Rasmussen CA-SEN: Fiorina within MoE of Boxer. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • The McCain leaning friend of mine who has been teasing me with tongue-in-cheek comments for the last couple of weeks for his text saying, "Frankly speaking, I admire what you are doing."

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • There is something to be said that those with a stronger right brain leaning (more creative, rather than analytical) that making sketches and creative fonts may aid in the learning and remembering process.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - A chip off the old block? That is good and bad.

  • In the 2008 election, "pure independents" made up only 7 percent of the electorate, and leaners still voted overwhelmingly for the candidates of the party they identified as leaning toward.

    Research desk responds: How partisan are 'independent' voters?

  • My ID views do not stem from a theological viewpoint (for the record, my theological leaning is for option #4) or any sophisticated philosophical analysis.

    Are dem bunny prints?

  • I did see that they slivered her in leaning over Donna ... but that hardly makes me happy.

    Is it wrong of me...?

  • The McCain leaning friend of mine who has been teasing me with tongue-in-cheek comments for the last couple of weeks for his text saying, "Frankly speaking, I admire what you are doing."

    Walk The Talk

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