HOME
SIGN UP LOGIN
https://1828.mshaffer.com
Friday - September 20, 2019

In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
- Preface

1828 Noah Webster Dictionary
  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z   <3

Search, browse, and study this dictionary to learn more about the early American, Christian language.

1828.mshaffer.comWord [lean]

0
0
Cite this! Share Definition on Facebook Share Definition on Twitter Simple Definition Word-definition Evolution

lean

LEAN, v.i. [Gr., L. clino.]

1. To deviate or move from a straight or perpendicular line; or to be in a position thus deviating. We say, a column leans to the north or to the east; it leans to the right or left.

2. To incline or propend; to tend toward.

They delight rather to lean to their old customs -

3. To bend or incline so as to rest on something; as, to lean against a wall or a pillar; to lean on the arm of another.

4. To bend; to be in a bending posture.

LEAN, v.t.

1. To incline; to cause to lean.

2. To conceal. [Not in use.]

LEAN, a. [L. lenis, and Eng. slender.]

1. Wanting flesh; meager; not fat; as a lean body; a lean man or animal.

2. Not rich; destitute of good qualities; bare; barren; as lean earth.

3. Low; poor; in opposition to rich or great; as a lean action. [Unusual.]

4. Barren of thought; destitute of that which improves or entertains; jejune; as a lean discourse or dissertation.

LEAN, n. That part of flesh which consists of muscle without the fat.




Evolution (or devolution) of this word [lean]

1828 Webster1844 Webster1913 Webster

LEAN, v.i. [Gr., L. clino.]

1. To deviate or move from a straight or perpendicular line; or to be in a position thus deviating. We say, a column leans to the north or to the east; it leans to the right or left.

2. To incline or propend; to tend toward.

They delight rather to lean to their old customs -

3. To bend or incline so as to rest on something; as, to lean against a wall or a pillar; to lean on the arm of another.

4. To bend; to be in a bending posture.

LEAN, v.t.

1. To incline; to cause to lean.

2. To conceal. [Not in use.]

LEAN, a. [L. lenis, and Eng. slender.]

1. Wanting flesh; meager; not fat; as a lean body; a lean man or animal.

2. Not rich; destitute of good qualities; bare; barren; as lean earth.

3. Low; poor; in opposition to rich or great; as a lean action. [Unusual.]

4. Barren of thought; destitute of that which improves or entertains; jejune; as a lean discourse or dissertation.

LEAN, n. That part of flesh which consists of muscle without the fat.


LEAN, a. [Sax. læne, or hlæne; D. Dan. and G. klein, small, lean; Sw. klen; allied perhaps to L. lenis, and Eng. slender.]

  1. Wanting flesh; meager; not fat; as, a lean body; a lean man or animal.
  2. Not rich; destitute of good qualities; bare; barren; as, lean earth.
  3. Low; poor; in opposition to rich or great; as, a lean action. [Unusual.]
  4. Barren of thought; destitute of that which improves or entertains; jejune; as, a lean discourse or dissertation.

LEAN, n.

That part of flesh which consists of muscle without the fat. – Farquhar.


LEAN, v.i. [Sax. hlinian, hleonian, to lean; linian, to recline; G. lehnen; D. leunen; Dan. læner; Sw. läna sig; Ir. claonaim; Russ. klonyu; Gr. κλινω; L. clino. Class Ln, No. 3.]

  1. To deviate or move from a straight or perpendicular line or to be in a position thus deviating. We say, a column leans to the north or to the east; it leans to the right or left.
  2. To incline or propend; to tend toward. They delight rather to lean to their old – Spenser. Trust in the Lord with all thy heart, and lean not to thy own understanding. Prov. iii.
  3. To bend or incline so as to rest on something; as, to lean against a wall or a pillar; to lean on the arm of another.
  4. To bend; to be in a bending posture.

LEAN, v.t.

  1. To incline; to cause to lean. – Shak.
  2. To conceal. [Ice. luna.] [Not in use.] – Ray.

Lean
  1. To conceal.

    [Obs.] Ray.
  2. 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.

    "He leant forward." Dickens.
  3. To cause to lean; to incline; to support or rest.

    Mrs. Browning.

    His fainting limbs against an oak he leant. Dryden.

  4. Wanting flesh; destitute of or deficient in fat; not plump; meager; thin; lank; as, a lean body; a lean cattle.
  5. That part of flesh which consists principally of muscle without the fat.

    The fat was so white and the lean was so ruddy. Goldsmith.

  6. To incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; -- with to, toward, etc.

    They delight rather to lean to their old customs. Spenser.

  7. 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.

    "No lean wardrobe." Shak.

    Their lean and flashy songs. Milton.

    What the land is, whether it be fat or lean. Num. xiii. 20.

    Out of my lean and low ability
    I'll lend you something.
    Shak.

  8. Unremunerative copy or work.
  9. To rest or rely, for support, comfort, and the like; -- with on, upon, or against.

    He leaned not on his fathers but himself. Tennyson.

  10. Of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; -- opposed to fat; as, lean copy, matter, or type.

    Syn. -- slender; spare; thin; meager; lank; skinny; gaunt.

1828 Webster1844 Webster1913 Webster

Thank you for visiting!

  • Our goal is to try and improve the quality of the digital form of this dictionary being historically true and accurate to the first American dictionary. Read more ...
  • Below you will find three sketches from a talented artist and friend depicting Noah Webster at work. Please tell us what you think.
Divine Study
  • Divine StudyDivine Study
    Divine Study
Window of Reflection
  • Window of ReflectionWindow of Reflection
    Window of Reflection
Enlightening Grace
  • Enlightening GraceEnlightening Grace
    Enlightening Grace

85

642

69

689

99

683
Lean

LEAN, verb intransitive [Gr., Latin clino.]

1. To deviate or move from a straight or perpendicular line; or to be in a position thus deviating. We say, a column leans to the north or to the east; it leans to the right or left.

2. To incline or propend; to tend toward.

They delight rather to lean to their old customs -

3. To bend or incline so as to rest on something; as, to lean against a wall or a pillar; to lean on the arm of another.

4. To bend; to be in a bending posture.

LEAN, verb transitive

1. To incline; to cause to lean

2. To conceal. [Not in use.]

LEAN, adjective [Latin lenis, and Eng. slender.]

1. Wanting flesh; meager; not fat; as a lean body; a lean man or animal.

2. Not rich; destitute of good qualities; bare; barren; as lean earth.

3. Low; poor; in opposition to rich or great; as a lean action. [Unusual.]

4. Barren of thought; destitute of that which improves or entertains; jejune; as a lean discourse or dissertation.

LEAN, noun That part of flesh which consists of muscle without the fat.

Why 1828?

0
0
 


Truth

— PHILLIP (Oneida, WI)

Word of the Day

importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

Random Word

tumultuary

TUMULT'UARY, a. [L. tumultus.]

1. Disorderly; promiscuous; confused; as a tumultuary conflict.

2. Restless; agitated; unquiet.

Men who live without religion, live always in a tumultuary and restless state.

Noah's 1828 Dictionary

First dictionary of the American Language!

Noah Webster, the Father of American Christian education, wrote the first American dictionary and established a system of rules to govern spelling, grammar, and reading. This master linguist understood the power of words, their definitions, and the need for precise word usage in communication to maintain independence. Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions.

This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies.

No other dictionary compares with the Webster's 1828 dictionary. The English language has changed again and again and in many instances has become corrupt. The American Dictionary of the English Language is based upon God's written word, for Noah Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions. This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies. From American History to literature, from science to the Word of God, this dictionary is a necessity. For homeschoolers as well as avid Bible students it is easy, fast, and sophisticated.


Regards,


monte

{x:

Project:: 1828 Reprint










Hard-cover Edition

182

352

Compact Edition

142

123

CD-ROM

111

94

* As a note, I have purchased each of these products. In fact, as we have been developing the Project:: 1828 Reprint, I have purchased several of the bulky hard-cover dictionaries. My opinion is that the 2000-page hard-cover edition is the only good viable solution at this time. The compact edition was a bit disappointing and the CD-ROM as well.



[ + ]
Add Search To Your Site


Our goal is to convert the facsimile dictionary (PDF available: v1 and v2) to reprint it and make it digitally available in several formats.

Overview of Project

  1. Image dissection
  2. Text Emulation
  3. Dictionary Formatting
  4. Digital Applications
  5. Reprint

Please visit our friends:

{ourFriends}

Learn more about U.S. patents:

{ourPatent}

Privacy Policy

We want to provide the best 1828 dictionary service to you. As such, we collect data, allow you to login, and we want your feedback on other features you would like.

For details of our terms of use, please read our privacy policy here.

Page loaded in 0.301 seconds. [1828: 25, T:0]


1828 Noah Webster Dictionary

^ return to top
Back to Top