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BEAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bean mean? 

BEAN (noun)
  The noun BEAN has 4 senses:

1. any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food
2. any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans
3. any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods
4. informal terms for a human head

  Familiarity information: BEAN used as a noun is uncommon.


BEAN (verb)
  The verb BEAN has 1 sense:

1. hit on the head, especially with a pitched baseball

  Familiarity information: BEAN used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BEAN (noun)


Sense 1bean [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

edible bean; bean

Hypernyms ("bean" is a kind of...):

legume (the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bean"):

goa bean (Old World tropical bean)

common bean (any of numerous beans eaten either fresh or dried)

soy; soybean (most highly proteinaceous vegetable crop known)

Holonyms ("bean" is a part of...):

bean; bean plant (any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods)


Sense 2bean [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("bean" is a kind of...):

seed (a small hard fruit)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bean"):

coumara nut; tonka bean (fragrant black nutlike seeds of the tonka bean tree; used in perfumes and medicines and as a substitute for vanilla)

algarobilla; algarroba; algarrobilla (mesquite pod used in tanning and dying)

calabar bean; ordeal bean (dark brown highly poisonous seed of the calabar-bean vine; source of physostigmine and used in native witchcraft)

divi-divi (twisted seed pods of the divi-divi tree; source of tannin)

algarroba; algarroba bean; carob; carob bean; locust bean; locust pod (long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute)

soy; soya bean; soybean (a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food)

broad bean; fava bean; horsebean (seed of the broad-bean plant)


Sense 3bean [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

bean plant; bean

Hypernyms ("bean" is a kind of...):

legume; leguminous plant (an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae)

Meronyms (parts of "bean"):

bean; edible bean (any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bean"):

shell bean; shell bean plant (a bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod)

pole bean (a climbing bean plant that will climb a wall or tree or trellis)

bush bean (a bean plant whose bushy growth needs no supports)

Holonyms ("bean" is a member of...):

Fabaceae; family Fabaceae; family Leguminosae; legume family; Leguminosae; pea family (a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae)


Sense 4bean [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Informal terms for a human head

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

bonce; noggin; dome; noodle; attic; bean

Hypernyms ("bean" is a kind of...):

human head (the head of a human being)


BEAN (verb)


Sense 1bean [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hit on the head, especially with a pitched baseball

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "bean" is one way to...):

hit (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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