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Alan L(aVern),born 1932, U.S. astronaut.
RoyJudge,1825?–1903, U.S. frontiersman and justice of the peace: called himself “the law west of the Pecos.”
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British Dictionary definitions for alan bean
/ (biːn) /
any of various leguminous plants of the widely cultivated genus Phaseolus producing edible seeds in podsSee French bean, lima bean, scarlet runner, string bean
any of several other leguminous plants that bear edible pods or seeds, such as the broad bean and soya bean
any of various other plants whose seeds are produced in pods or podlike fruits
the seed or pod of any of these plants
any of various beanlike seeds, such as coffee
US and Canadian slang another word for head
cool beans slang excellent; impressive
not have a bean slang to be without moneyI haven't got a bean
full of beans informal
- full of energy and vitality
- US mistaken; erroneous
spill the beans informal to disclose something confidential
mainly US and Canadian slang (tr) to hit (a person) on the head
Word Origin for bean
Old English bēan; related to Old Norse baun, Old Frisian bāne, Old High German bōna bean
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Idioms and Phrases with alan bean
see full of beans; not have a bean; not know beans; not worth a dime (bean); spill the beans; tough break (beans).
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