- a person's head.
- a coin or a bank note considered as a coin: I can't pay for the ticket, I don't have a bean in my jeans.
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for bean
- energetic; vigorously active; vital: He is still full of beans at 95.
- stupid; erroneous; misinformed.
Origin of bean
OTHER WORDS FROM beanbeanlike, adjective
Words nearby bean
Definition for bean (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for bean
Once they discovered the ideal host plant, a kind of native bean, the villagers started planting it among their crops and along local pathways.They're Healthy. They're Sustainable. So Why Don't Humans Eat More Bugs?|Aryn Baker|February 26, 2021|Time
It’s very weeknight-friendly, since the stew uses canned beans and comes together quickly — although you could certainly rely on dried beans that you cook yourself.Crown a bowl of beans with jewel-toned salad for a fresh, flavorful meal|Ellie Krieger|February 25, 2021|Washington Post
He ate a lot of rice and beans to ensure that he left me with an inheritance he thought would keep me safe in a world without him.For years, I’ve tried to work my way back into the middle class|Amy Nordrum|February 23, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Winter’s produce is less than inspiring, you’ve done all the things one can do to a bean, and while the digital cook-o-sphere is loaded with ideas, there are just too many of them.The Best Recipes to Cook This Week, According to Eater Staffers Who Actually Cooked Them|Eater Staff|January 29, 2021|Eater
The beans should be creamy and crush easily between two fingers.
A French green bean salad with warm goat cheese reminds Ina Garten of having lunch in Paris.
Also making appearances in the early Garfield specials are the original Bilbo Baggins, Orson Bean, and a pre-Cheers George Wendt.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons|Rich Goldstein|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This has occurred with bean bag chairs, children's sweaters, and the Coco The Monkey Teething Toy.9-Year Old With an Uzi? America Is Tougher on Toys Than Guns|Cliff Schecter|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bean is to dying onscreen what Kevin Bacon is to being connected with every other actor.
Spending time with Bean is somewhat disconcerting after seeing him play so many somber, doomed roles.
Once even a blue bean (a bullet) made sad work with my head, and my fist has got a deuce of a smashing.
Brazilian bean; the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, indigenous to America.
Called "Brazilian bean," because it resembled a bean then known in France by that name.
They are coffee-bean-shaped cocci which lie in pairs with their flat surfaces together (Fig. 116).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
At daylight he opened another can of beans and made himself two thick bean sandwiches, and walked on while he ate them slowly.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for bean
- full of energy and vitality
- US mistaken; erroneous
Word Origin for bean
Idioms and Phrases with bean
see full of beans; not have a bean; not know beans; not worth a dime (bean); spill the beans; tough break (beans).