English edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈliːnɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -iːnɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: lean‧ing

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English lening, leninge, from Old English hlinung (leaning; resting; place of rest), equivalent to lean +‎ -ing.

Noun edit

leaning (plural leanings)

  1. A tendency or propensity.
    a man of socialist leanings
Translations edit

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit


  1. present participle and gerund of lean

Anagrams edit