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.:
Soak the beans overnight.
2 . a plant that produces beans
3 . a seed used in making some types of food or drinks:
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
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012