[lee-kee] /ˈli ki/
adjective, leakier, leakiest.
allowing liquid, gas, etc., to enter or escape:
a leaky boat; a leaky container.
a leaky memory; a leaky tongue.
adjective leakier, leakiest
leaking or tending to leak
mid-15c., from leak (n.) + -y (2). Related: Leakiness.
[leen] /lin/ verb (used without object), leaned or (especially British) leant; leaning. 1. to incline or bend from a vertical position: She leaned out the window. 2. to incline, as in a particular direction; slant: The post leans to the left. The building leaned sharply before renovation. 3. to incline in feeling, opinion, action, etc.: […]
- Lean and hungry look
A phrase from the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare. Caesar remarks, concerning one of the men conspiring against him, “Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look.” Caesar means that Cassius looks dangerously dissatisfied, as if he were starved for power.
[leen] /lin/ adjective, leaner, leanest. 1. (of persons or animals) without much flesh or fat; not plump or fat; thin: lean cattle. 2. (of edible meat) containing little or no fat. 3. lacking in richness, fullness, quantity, etc.; poor: a lean diet; lean years. 4. spare; economical: a lean prose style. 5. Automotive. (of a […]
[leen-too] /ˈlinˌtu/ noun, plural lean-tos. 1. a shack or shed supported at one side by trees or posts and having an inclined roof. 2. a roof of a single pitch with the higher end abutting a wall or larger building. 3. a structure with such a roof. noun (pl) -tos 1. a roof that has […]