- 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.
Idioms about bean
- energetic; vigorously active; vital: He is still full of beans at 95.
- stupid; erroneous; misinformed.
Origin of bean
OTHER WORDS FROM beanbeanlike, adjective
Other definitions for bean (2 of 2)
How to use bean in a sentence
In a medium saucepan or Dutch oven over high heat, combine the beans with the 4 cups water and baking soda.How to make dal makhani, the most luxurious and creamy dal of all|Joe Yonan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Because they’re similarly bite-size, it’s tempting to treat Brussels sprouts like green beans or baby carrots, but they’re nothing alike when it comes to taste.A guide to Brussels sprouts: How to choose, store, season and cook the versatile vegetable|Daniela Galarza|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
This gravy with dried mushrooms and beans is full-flavored and totally vegetarian.6 gravy recipes to pour over your mashed potatoes — and anything else this Thanksgiving|Kari Sonde, Becky Krystal|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
If green bean casserole has gotten the boot, throw those green beans in with your potatoes.Mashed, roasted, crispy or creamy: Our best potato recipes for your holiday table|Kari Sonde|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
It’s then served with rice and beans on the side, of course.Everything You Need to Know About Costa Rican Food|Nicholas Gill|November 11, 2020|Eater
The next time they met, in 1976, Ellis beaned him in the face.‘No No,’ a Documentary on MLB Pitcher Dock Ellis, Who Pitched a No-Hitter While Tripping on Acid|Marlow Stern|February 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I seen the whole thing myself—it was right after that that I got beaned.From Place to Place|Irvin S. Cobb
The field where the hickory and pecans are to go has the tree rows plowed, manured and soy beaned ready for planting.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
The player had been "beaned," and his fear of a recurrence was so strong that he became "plate shy."A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis|Melvin Powers
I'll just bet you'd 'a' beaned me one with that as soon as not, eh, Miss Deane?Find the Woman|Arthur Somers Roche
When he knocked on the door, I opened up and beaned him with the poker.Dorothy Dixon and the Double Cousin|Dorothy Wayne
British Dictionary definitions for bean
- full of energy and vitality
- US mistaken; erroneous
Word Origin for bean
Other 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).