What is leaning?

  • (noun): The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical.
    Synonyms: tilt, list, inclination, lean
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on leaning:

Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani
... Owing to his leaning to the left, often dubbed "Islamic Socialism", he was nicknamed " The Red Maulana" ... Maulana Bhashani is regarded as the proponent of anti-imperialist, non-communal and left-leaning politics by his admirers in present-day Bangladesh and beyond ... Later however, owing to differences with the right-leaning leaders in the AML, such as Shahid Suhrawardy, on the issue of autonomy for East Pakistan, he formed a ...
List Of Networks And Movements Of The French Resistance - The Eight Major Resistance Movements
... Ceux de la Libération (CDLL) (Right-leaning) Ceux de la Résistance (CDLR) (Apolitical) Combat (Christian democratic) Franc-Tireur (Left-leaning) Front National (Commun ...
Leaning Tower Of Suurhusen
... The Leaning Tower of Suurhusen (German Schiefer Turm von Suurhusen) is a late medieval steeple in Suurhusen, a village in the East Frisian region of northwestern Germany ... The Suurhusen steeple remains the world's most leaning tower that is unintentionally tilted, beating the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa by 1.22 degrees ...
Standing - Leaning
... Leaning is a variation of standing but with some deviation from the vertical plane by support from a vertical surface such as a wall ...
Aɪˈtælɪk - Usage - Alternative Representations - Left-leaning Italics
... italic font has the top of the letter leaning to the left, instead of leaning to the right ... Some font families, such as Venus, Roemisch, Topografische Zahlentafel, include left leaning fonts and letters designed for German cartographic map production, even though they do not support Arabic characters ...

More definitions of "leaning":

  • (adj): Departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal.
    Example: "The leaning tower of Pisa"
    Synonyms: atilt, canted, tilted, tipped
  • (adj): Resting against a support.
  • (noun): The act of deviating from a vertical position.

Famous quotes containing the word leaning:

    Whether in the bringing of the flowers or the food
    She offers plenty, and is part of plenty,
    And whether I see her stooping, or leaning with the flowers,
    What she does is ages old, and she is not simply,
    No, but lovely in that way.
    Bernard Spencer (1909–1963)

    A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
    Dorothy Canfield Fisher (20th century)

    That excitement about Kossuth, consider how characteristic, but superficial, it was!—only another kind of politics or dancing. Men were making speeches to him all over the country, but each expressed only the thought, or the want of thought, of the multitude. No man stood on truth. They were merely banded together, as usual one leaning on another, and all together on nothing.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)