Lean; thin; having little flesh.Without richness or fertility; barren: said of land.Without moisture; dry and harsh: said of chalk, etc.Without fullness, strength, substance, or value; deficient in quantity or quality; scanty; poor; mean.Lenten; adapted to a fast. See maigre.Synonyms Spare, emaciated, lank, gaunt.2 and Tame, barren, bald, jejune, dull, prosing.n. A sickness.n. Same as maigre, 2.n. A spent salmon, or kelt.To make lean.