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bean

 (bēn)
n.
1.
a. Any of various twining herbs of the genus Phaseolus in the pea family, native to the Americas, having leaves with three leaflets and variously colored flowers, and widely cultivated for their edible pods and seeds.
b. A seed or pod of any of these plants.
2. Any of several related plants or their seeds or pods, such as the adzuki bean, broad bean, or soybean.
3. Any of various other plants or their seeds or fruits, especially those suggestive of beans such as the coffee bean or vanilla bean.
4. Slang A person's head.
5. beans Slang A small amount: I don't know beans about investing.
6. Chiefly British A fellow; a chap.
tr.v. beaned, bean·ing, beans Slang
To hit (another) on the head with a thrown object, especially a pitched baseball.
Idioms:
full of beans
1. Energetic; frisky: The children were too full of beans to sit still.
2. Badly mistaken: Don't believe him; he's full of beans.
spill the beans
To disclose a secret.

[Middle English ben, broad bean, from Old English bēan; see bha-bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

bean

(biːn)
n
1. (Plants) any of various leguminous plants of the widely cultivated genus Phaseolus producing edible seeds in pods. See French bean, lima bean, scarlet runner, string bean
2. (Plants) any of several other leguminous plants that bear edible pods or seeds, such as the broad bean and soya bean
3. (Plants) any of various other plants whose seeds are produced in pods or podlike fruits
4. (Plants) the seed or pod of any of these plants
5. (Plants) any of various beanlike seeds, such as coffee
6. slang US and Canadian another word for head
7. cool beans slang excellent; impressive
8. not have a bean slang to be without money: I haven't got a bean.
9. full of beans informal
a. full of energy and vitality
b. US mistaken; erroneous
10. spill the beans informal to disclose something confidential
vb
chiefly slang (tr) US and Canadian to hit (a person) on the head
[Old English bēan; related to Old Norse baun, Old Frisian bāne, Old High German bōna bean]

bean

(bin)
n.
1. the edible nutritious seed of various plants of the legume family, esp. of the genus Phaseolus.
2. a plant producing such seeds.
3. the pod of such a plant, esp. when immature and eaten as a vegetable.
4. any of various other beanlike seeds or plants, as the coffee bean.
5. Informal. a person's head.
6. beans, Informal. the slightest amount: He doesn't know beans about navigation.
v.t.
7. Informal. to hit on the head, esp. with a baseball.
Idioms:
1. full of beans, Informal.
a. overflowing with vitality.
b. erroneous; misinformed.
2. spill the beans, Informal. to disclose a secret.
[before 950; Middle English bene, Old English bēan, c. Old High German bona, Old Norse baun]

bean


Past participle: beaned
Gerund: beaning

Imperative
bean
bean
Present
I bean
you bean
he/she/it beans
we bean
you bean
they bean
Preterite
I beaned
you beaned
he/she/it beaned
we beaned
you beaned
they beaned
Present Continuous
I am beaning
you are beaning
he/she/it is beaning
we are beaning
you are beaning
they are beaning
Present Perfect
I have beaned
you have beaned
he/she/it has beaned
we have beaned
you have beaned
they have beaned
Past Continuous
I was beaning
you were beaning
he/she/it was beaning
we were beaning
you were beaning
they were beaning
Past Perfect
I had beaned
you had beaned
he/she/it had beaned
we had beaned
you had beaned
they had beaned
Future
I will bean
you will bean
he/she/it will bean
we will bean
you will bean
they will bean
Future Perfect
I will have beaned
you will have beaned
he/she/it will have beaned
we will have beaned
you will have beaned
they will have beaned
Future Continuous
I will be beaning
you will be beaning
he/she/it will be beaning
we will be beaning
you will be beaning
they will be beaning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been beaning
you have been beaning
he/she/it has been beaning
we have been beaning
you have been beaning
they have been beaning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been beaning
you will have been beaning
he/she/it will have been beaning
we will have been beaning
you will have been beaning
they will have been beaning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been beaning
you had been beaning
he/she/it had been beaning
we had been beaning
you had been beaning
they had been beaning
Conditional
I would bean
you would bean
he/she/it would bean
we would bean
you would bean
they would bean
Past Conditional
I would have beaned
you would have beaned
he/she/it would have beaned
we would have beaned
you would have beaned
they would have beaned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bean - any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for foodbean - any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food
legume - the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils)
goa bean - Old World tropical bean
common bean - any of numerous beans eaten either fresh or dried
soya, soya bean, soybean, soy - the most highly proteinaceous vegetable known; the fruit of the soybean plant is used in a variety of foods and as fodder (especially as a replacement for animal protein)
bean plant, bean - any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods
2.bean - any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beansbean - any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans
coumara nut, tonka bean - fragrant black nutlike seeds of the tonka bean tree; used in perfumes and medicines and as a substitute for vanilla
algarobilla, algarrobilla, algarroba - mesquite pod used in tanning and dyeing
calabar bean, ordeal bean - dark brown highly poisonous seed of the calabar-bean vine; source of physostigmine and used in native witchcraft
divi-divi - twisted seed pods of the divi-divi tree; source of tannin
algarroba, algarroba bean, carob, carob bean, locust bean, locust pod - long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute
soy, soya bean, soybean - a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food
broad bean, fava bean, horsebean - seed of the broad-bean plant
seed - a small hard fruit
3.bean - any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and podsbean - any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods
bean, edible bean - any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food
Fabaceae, family Fabaceae, family Leguminosae, legume family, Leguminosae, pea family - a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae
legume, leguminous plant - an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
bush bean - a bean plant whose bushy growth needs no supports
pole bean - a climbing bean plant that will climb a wall or tree or trellis
shell bean, shell bean plant - a bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod
4.bean - informal terms for a human headbean - informal terms for a human head  
human head - the head of a human being
Verb1.bean - hit on the head, especially with a pitched baseballbean - hit on the head, especially with a pitched baseball
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"

bean

Beans and other pulses

adzuki bean or adsuki bean, black bean, black-eyed bean or (U.S.) black-eyed pea, bobby bean, borlotti bean, broad bean, butter bean, cannelini bean, chick pea or garbanzo, continental lentil, dhal, field bean, flageolet bean, French bean, gram, green bean, green lentil, haricot bean or (U.S.) navy bean, kidney bean, lentil, lima bean, mangetout or snow pea, marrowfat pea, mung bean, petit pois, pigeon pea, pinto bean, puy lentil, red kidney bean or (U.S.) red bean, red lentil, runner bean, soya bean, split pea, string bean, sugar snap pea

bean

noun
Slang. The uppermost part of the body:
Translations
حَبَّةُفُوْللوبياء، فاصولياء
fazolezrn obob
bønnebønner
papupalko
grah
babpaszuly
baunbaun, fræbaunagras
pupapupelė
pupapupiņa
fasole
bôbfazuľa
fižolzrno
böna
ถั่ว
đậu

bean

[biːn]
A. N
1. (gen) → frijol m, alubia f (Sp); (kidney) → frijol m, judía f (Sp), poroto m (S. Cone); (broad, haricot) → haba f; (green) → habichuela f, judía f verde (Sp), ejote m (Mex), poroto m verde (S. Cone); (coffee) → grano m
not a bean!¡nada en absoluto!
I haven't a bean (Brit) → estoy pelado, no tengo un duro (Sp) , no tengo un peso (LAm)
I didn't make a bean on the dealno saqué ni un céntimo del negocio
to be full of beans (Brit) → estar lleno de vida
to know how many beans make five (Brit) (o.f.) → saber cuántas son dos y dos
he doesn't know beans about it (US) → no sabe ni papa de eso, no tiene ni zorra idea (Sp)
not to amount to a hill or row of beansno valer nada
see also spill 1 A1
2. (as form of address) hello, old bean! (Brit) (o.f.) → ¡hola, macho! (Sp) , ¡hola, viejo! (LAm)
3. (US) (= head, brain) → coco m
B. CPD bean counter N (pej) contable o gerente obsesionado por los números
bean curd Ntofu m

bean

[ˈbiːn] n
(= vegetable) → haricot m
green beans → haricots mpl verts
to be full of beans (= very energetic) → péter le feu
to spill the beans (= reveal secrets) → vendre la mèche
[coffee, cocoa] → grain m coffee bean, cocoa beanbean bag beanbag [ˈbiːnbæg] nfauteuil m poirebean counter bean-counter n (pejorative)comptable mbean curd nfromage m de soja

bean

n
Bohne f; the proposals don’t amount to a hill or row of beans (inf)die Vorschläge sind nicht überwältigend (inf); he hasn’t (got) a bean (Brit inf) → er hat keinen roten or lumpigen Heller (inf); calm the beans! (Brit inf: = calm down) → bleib locker! (inf), → komm runter! (inf)
(fig) to be full of beans (inf)putzmunter sein (inf)

bean

:
beanbag
n
(= seat)Sitzsack m
(= toy) mit Bohnen gefülltes Säckchen, das zum Spielen verwendet wird
beanburger
nvegetarischer Hamburger (mit Bohnen)
bean-counter
n (pej inf)Erbsenzähler(in) m(f) (inf)
bean curd
nTofu nt

bean

:
beanpole
n (lit, fig)Bohnenstange f
bean sprout
nSojabohnensprosse f
beanstalk
nBohnenstängel m

bean

[biːn] nfagiolo; (broad bean) → fava; (runner bean) → fagiolino; (of coffee) → grano, chicco
full of beans (fam) (child) → che ha l'argento vivo addosso (adult) → in gran forma

bean

(biːn) noun
1. any one of several kinds of pod-bearing plant or its seed. black beans; green beans; red beans.
2. the bean-like seed of other plants. coffee beans.

bean

فُوْل fazole bønne Bohne φασόλι fríjol, judía papu haricot grah fagiolo boon bønne fasola feijão боб böna ถั่ว fasulye đậu 豆子

bean

n. frijol;
___ -shapeden forma de riñon o frijol.
References in classic literature ?
I pass from it as from a bean field into the forest, and it is forgotten.
It de- ceives the eye; you think it is a new fact; it gives you the idea that the court is carrying on like everything; this excites you, and you drain the whole column, with a good appetite, and perhaps never notice that it's a barrel of soup made out of a single bean.
I boiled it half an hour in a pot of bean soup which the cooks were making.
You take and split the bean, and cut the wart so as to get some blood, and then you put the blood on one piece of the bean and take and dig a hole and bury it 'bout midnight at the crossroads in the dark of the moon, and then you burn up the rest of the bean.
We are heartily rejoiced of thy safety; nevertheless, we pray thee to be on thy guard in the matter of this second Witch of Endor; for we are privately assured that your Great Master, who careth not a bean for cherry cheeks and black eyes, comes from Normandy to diminish your mirth, and amend your misdoings.
Steeled knights of the Conquest, bearded statesmen of Queen Elizabeth, and high-ruffled ladies of her court, were mingled with characters of comedy, such as a party-colored Merry Andrew, jingling his cap and bells; a Falstaff, almost as provocative of laughter as his prototype; and a Don Quixote, with a bean pole for a lance, and a pot lid for a shield.
a ball of crystal as big as a bean set on a gold leaf.
He held out his hand and displayed upon the centre of the palm a brilliantly scintillating blue stone, rather smaller than a bean in size, but of such purity and radiance that it twinkled like an electric point in the dark hollow of his hand.
He took a little bone the size of a bean out of a pill-box.
The bean said: 'I too have escaped with a whole skin, but if the old woman had got me into the pan, I should have been made into broth without any mercy, like my comrades.
Webster's Dictionary gives the meaning of the word 'miasma' as 'an infection floating in the air; a deadly exhalation'; and, in the opinion of Mr Robert Ferguson, his late employer, that description, though perhaps a little too flattering, on the whole summed up Master Roland Bean pretty satisfactorily.
It seemed to me that a bean shooter would have been as effective against the mighty monster as these pitiful weapons.