Meaning of BEAN in English


I. bean 1 S2 /biːn/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Language: Old English ]

1 . a seed or a ↑ pod (=case containing seeds) , that comes from a climbing plant and is cooked as food. There are very many types of beans.:

baked beans

Soak the beans overnight.

kidney beans

green beans

2 . a plant that produces beans

3 . a seed used in making some types of food or drinks:

coffee beans

cocoa beans

4 . be full of beans informal to be very eager and full of energy:

She’s full of beans this morning.

5 . not have a bean British English informal to have no money at all

6 . not know/care beans (about somebody/something) American English informal to not know anything or care at all about someone or something

⇨ spill the beans at ↑ spill 1 (3), ⇨ not amount to a hill of beans at ↑ hill (5), ⇨ ↑ jelly bean

II. bean 2 BrE AmE verb [transitive]

informal to hit someone on the head with an object

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