lean - definition and synonyms

 
adjective 

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/liːn/
adjectivelean
comparativeleaner
superlativeleanest
  1. 1
    thin and looking physically fit and healthy

    He was lean and tanned.

  2. 2
    lean meat has very little fat in it

    a lean cut of beef

  3. 4
    a lean period of time is very difficult to live in because many people lack money or other necessary things

    the lean years of the Depression

  4. 5
    a lean crop, harvest etc is very small