part of speech: noun

definition 1: the seed or seed pod of certain plants. Many kinds of beans are eaten as a vegetable.

definition 2: any plant which grows beans.

  • The farmer planted a large crop of soy beans.

definition 3: anything that is like a bean.

  • She loves jelly beans.

phrase: full of beans

phrase: spill the beans


part of speech: verb

inflections: beans, beaning, beaned

definition: To hit on the head with a ball or other thrown object.

  • The pitcher beaned the batter by accident.

derivation: beanlike (adj.)