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1. bean

noun. ['ˈbiːn'] any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food.

Synonyms

  • edible bean
  • soya
  • soy
  • soya bean
  • soybean
  • goa bean
  • common bean
  • legume

Antonyms

  • fail
  • leave
  • abstain

Etymology

  • bene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bean (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word bean


1. Noun, singular or mass
When snap peas are ready to be picked, the pods will snap much like a bean.

2. Adjective
Legumes may be counted as a vegetable or as a source of protein in the meat and bean group.

Quotes containing the word bean


1. Bean finds the best apple in our tree and hands it up to me. "You know what this tastes like when you first bite into it?"she asks. "No, what?""Blue sky.""You're zoomed.""You ever eat blue sky?""No,"I admit. "Try it sometime,"she says. "It's apple-flavored.
- Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the Universe

2. If you are a dreamer, come in,If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...If you're a pretender, come sit by my fireFor we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in!Come in!
- Shel Silverstein

2. bean-shaped

adjective. having a shape resembling a bean.

Antonyms

  • prolate

3. broad-bean

noun. Old World upright plant grown especially for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodder.

Synonyms

  • Vicia faba
  • shell bean
  • horse bean
  • English bean
  • broad-bean plant
  • fava bean
  • field bean
  • genus Vicia
  • horsebean
  • broad bean
  • Vicia
  • shell bean plant

4. bean-caper_family

noun. small trees, shrubs, and herbs of warm arid and saline regions; often resinous; some poisonous: genera Zygophyllum, Tribulus, Guaiacum, Larrea.

Synonyms

  • order Geraniales
  • Zygophyllum
  • rosid dicot family
  • genus Tribulus
  • genus Bulnesia
  • Zygophyllaceae
  • genus Larrea
  • family Zygophyllaceae
  • Bulnesia
  • Larrea
  • Tribulus
  • genus Zygophyllum
  • Geraniales
  • genus Guaiacum

5. bean

noun. ['ˈbiːn'] any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans.

Synonyms

  • divi-divi
  • soya bean
  • soybean
  • algarobilla
  • coumara nut
  • calabar bean
  • horsebean
  • locust pod
  • soy
  • fava bean
  • carob
  • carob bean
  • tonka bean
  • seed
  • algarrobilla
  • locust bean
  • ordeal bean
  • algarroba bean
  • broad bean

Etymology

  • bene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bean (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. bean

verb. ['ˈbiːn'] hit on the head, especially with a pitched baseball.

Etymology

  • bene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bean (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. bean

noun. ['ˈbiːn'] informal terms for a human head.

Synonyms

  • bonce
  • human head
  • dome
  • noggin
  • noodle

Antonyms

  • bottom out
  • stay in place
  • top out
  • miss

Etymology

  • bene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bean (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. bean

noun. ['ˈbiːn'] any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods.

Synonyms

  • bean plant
  • shell bean
  • edible bean
  • family Fabaceae
  • family Leguminosae
  • leguminous plant
  • Leguminosae
  • bush bean
  • pea family
  • legume
  • shell bean plant
  • pole bean
  • legume family

Etymology

  • bene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bean (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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