- 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
While the beans are cooling and drying, melt the butter in a saute pan over medium heat.
Allow beans to cool completely then remove to a paper towel-lined plate to dry.
Combine the beans and onion sauce in a 9x9-inch casserole dish and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Cover crust with parchment paper and pour in baking beans or weights.
These villages used to harvest rubber, cacao, palm oil, and coffee beans.
When a convenient number of coffee-beans is used (any multiple of 100), the percentage calculation is extremely easy.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Beans and bacon, cabbage and brown hard dumplings, formed the bill of fare, which the men washed down with plenty of table beer.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Vegetable caseine is best obtained by treating peas or beans with hot water, and straining the fluid.
It has been obtained for chemical examination, principally from peas and beans, and from the almond and oats.
It consisted of farinha, kidney-beans, and dried beef, a fixed measure of each to every person.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
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).