leaning

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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

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English lenynge, lenand, from Old English *hliniende (suggested by Old English hliniend (leaner, one who reclines)), from Proto-Germanic *hlinjandz, present pariticple of Proto-Germanic *hlinjaną (to lean). Equivalent to lean +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

leaning

  1. present participle of lean

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