Definitions for "Lean"
Keywords:  austere, flesh, poultry, slim, lack
Wanting flesh; destitute of or deficient in fat; slim; not plump; slender; meager; thin; lank; as, a lean body; a lean cattle.
Wanting fullness, richness, sufficiency, or productiveness; deficient in quality or contents; slender; scant; barren; bare; mean; -- used literally and figuratively; as, the lean harvest; a lean purse; a lean discourse; lean wages.
Of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; -- opposed to fat; as, lean copy, matter, or type.
Refers to carburetor setting. When an engine is run too lean it will overheat, causing damage, and likely an in flight engine failure. Tuning a carburetor is best accomplished by starting rich, and working gradually to the condition which produces maximum power, while allowing a small amount of unburned fuel mixture to lubricate and cool the engine.
carburetor setting are called lean when the mixture of fuel and air are biased toward more air than would be used in the standard mixture.
A condition where the air-fuel mixture is not the correct ratio (not enough fuel relative to the amount of air). High HC and/or high NOx emissions are symptoms of a lean air fuel ratio.
To incline, deviate, or bend, from a vertical position; to be in a position thus inclining or deviating; as, she leaned out at the window; a leaning column.
To incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; -- with to, toward, etc.
To cause to lean; to incline; to support or rest.
A deliberate tipping of the canoe as a maneuver in ferrying or to regain stability.
Keywords:  hunter, tree, tilt, vertical, erosion
Refers to the directional tilt of a tree away from its vertical position. Many times two lean forces may be in play in the same tree. They are referred to as head lean and side lean.
A hunter’s blind built in or at the base of a tree.
cause to lean to the side; "Erosion listed the old tree"
Keywords:  unremunerative, copy, work
Unremunerative copy or work.
Producing the maximum sellable products or services at the lowest operational cost, while optimizing inventory levels.
Syn: lean production.
Manufacturing efficiency programme promoted by the adidas Group to improve overall factory performance in terms of delivery, quality and cost.
as in Lean Manufacturing
Forward body pressure by the man preceding forward motion indicating that dancing is about to begin.
Often seen in theatre arts routines. One partner leans into or away from the other, and the non-leaning partner supports this figure. See 'Definitions of Dance Terms' video
Keywords:  prosperous, profitable, year
not profitable or prosperous; "a lean year"
Keywords:  leap, learn
containing little excess; "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance"
Keywords:  rely, comfort, support, rest, man
To rest or rely, for support, comfort, and the like; -- with on, upon, or against.
rely on for support; "We can lean on this man"
An approach to producing products or services focusing on reducing Total Cycle Time and costs by reducing waste, improving flow, and striving for excellence.
Keywords:  conceal
To conceal.
Keywords:  laid, longer, defect, squarely, flat
A defect in which the covers of a book no longer line up squarely when the book is laid flat.
Keywords:  adviser, export, local, network
Local Export Adviser Network
Keywords:  effort, aspects, floor, capital, human
Business processes requiring less human effort, capital investment, floor space, materials, and time in all aspects of operation.
Keywords:  label, attribute, gives
an attribute that "gives away" the label