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NOUN (4)

1. any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food;
[syn: bean, edible bean]

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;
[syn: bean, bean plant]

4. informal terms for a human head;
[syn: attic, bean, bonce, noodle, noggin, dome]


VERB (1)

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bean \Bean\ (b[=e]n), n. [OE. bene, AS. be['a]n; akin to D. boon, G. bohne, OHG. p[=o]na, Icel. baun, Dan. b["o]nne, Sw. b["o]na, and perh. to Russ. bob, L. faba.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba, Phaseolus, and Dolichos; also, to the herbs. [1913 Webster] Note: The origin and classification of many kinds are still doubtful. Among true beans are: the black-eyed bean and China bean, included in Dolichos Sinensis; black Egyptian bean or hyacinth bean, Dolichos Lablab; the common haricot beans, kidney beans, string beans, and pole beans, all included in Phaseolus vulgaris; the lower bush bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, variety nanus; Lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus; Spanish bean and scarlet runner, Phaseolus multiflorus; Windsor bean, the common bean of England, Faba vulgaris. [1913 Webster] As an article of food beans are classed with vegetables. [1913 Webster] 2. The popular name of other vegetable seeds or fruits, more or less resembling true beans. [1913 Webster] Bean aphis (Zool.), a plant louse (Aphis fab[ae]) which infests the bean plant. Bean fly (Zool.), a fly found on bean flowers. Bean goose (Zool.), a species of goose (Anser segetum). Bean weevil (Zool.), a small weevil that in the larval state destroys beans. The American species is Bruchus fab[ae]. Florida bean (Bot.), the seed of Mucuna urens, a West Indian plant. The seeds are washed up on the Florida shore, and are often polished and made into ornaments. Ignatius bean, or St. Ignatius's bean (Bot.), a species of Strychnos. Navy bean, the common dried white bean of commerce; probably so called because an important article of food in the navy. Pea bean, a very small and highly esteemed variety of the edible white bean; -- so called from its size. Sacred bean. See under Sacred. Screw bean. See under Screw. Sea bean. (a) Same as Florida bean. (b) A red bean of unknown species used for ornament. Tonquin bean, or Tonka bean, the fragrant seed of Dipteryx odorata, a leguminous tree. Vanilla bean. See under Vanilla. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bean n 1: any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food [syn: bean, edible bean] 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 [syn: bean, bean plant] 4: informal terms for a human head [syn: attic, bean, bonce, noodle, noggin, dome] v 1: hit on the head, especially with a pitched baseball
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

153 Moby Thesaurus words for "bean": Irish potato, Kraut, a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, algae, aubergine, autophyte, bagatelle, bauble, beans, belfry, bibelot, bit, bracken, brain, brass farthing, brow, brown algae, button, cabbage, cent, climber, conferva, confervoid, conk, creeper, crown, curio, diatom, dome, eggplant, encephalon, farce, farthing, feather, fern, fig, fleabite, folderol, fribble, frippery, fruits and vegetables, fucus, fungus, gaud, gewgaw, gimcrack, grapevine, gray matter, green algae, greens, gulfweed, hair, halfpenny, head, headpiece, herb, heterophyte, hill of beans, ivy, jest, joke, kelp, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, legume, legumes, lentil, liana, lichen, liverwort, love apple, mad apple, minikin, mockery, mold, molehill, moss, mushroom, noddle, noggin, noodle, organ of thought, parasite, parasitic plant, pate, pea, peppercorn, perthophyte, phytoplankton, picayune, pieplant, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, planktonic algae, plant families, poll, potato, potherbs, produce, puffball, pulse, rap, red algae, red cent, rhubarb, ridge, rockweed, row of pins, rush, rust, saprophyte, sargasso, sargassum, sconce, sea lentil, sea moss, sea wrack, seat of thought, seaweed, sensation, sensorium, sensory, shit, smut, snap, sneeshing, sou, spud, straw, succulent, tater, toadstool, tomato, toy, trifle, trinket, triviality, tuppence, two cents, twopence, vegetables, vetch, vine, whim-wham, white potato, wort, wrack
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

JavaBeans bean A component architecture for the Java programming language, developed initially by Sun, but now available from several other vendors. JavaBeans components are called "beans". JavaBeans allows developers to create reusable software components that can then be assembled together using visual application builder tools including Sybase's PowerJ, Borland's JBuilder, IBM's Visual Age for Java, SunSoft's Java Workshop and Symantec's Visual Cafe. JavaBeans support Introspection (a builder tool can analyze how a Bean works), Customisation (developers can customise the appearance and behaviour of a Bean), Events (Beans can communicate), Properties (developers can customise and program with Beans(?)) and Persistence (customised Beans can be stored and reused). (http://javasoft.com/beans/). (1997-11-20)