beans

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English[edit]

Beans.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /biːnz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːnz

Noun[edit]

beans

  1. plural of bean

Noun[edit]

beans pl (plural only)

  1. (slang, urban) Pills; drugs in pill form.
  2. (slang, vulgar) Testes.
  3. (slang, chiefly in the negative) An insignificant value or amount.
    Synonyms: hill of beans, row of pins; see also Thesaurus:nothing
    • 1999, Ozzie Jurock, Forget about… “Location, Location, Location!”: The Definitive Real Estate Investor Guide for the New Millennium, →ISBN, page 159:
      In a fast changing interest rate environment – particularly when rates rise fast – your verbal agreement isn’t worth beans.
    • 2012, Bob Altemeyer, “Dogmatism and Authoritarianism”, in Don Ambrose; Robert J. Sternberg, editors, How Dogmatic Beliefs Harm Creativity and Higher-Level Thinking, →ISBN, page 62:
      But social confirmation doesn’t amount to beans when it comes to knowing the truth.
  4. (slang, archaic) Money.

Verb[edit]

beans

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bean

References[edit]

  • (money): 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present participle of beō.

Participle[edit]

beāns (genitive beantis); third-declension one-termination participle

  1. blessing, gladdening, enriching

Declension[edit]

Third-declension participle.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative beāns beantēs beantia
Genitive beantis beantium
Dative beantī beantibus
Accusative beantem beāns beantēs
beantīs
beantia
Ablative beante
beantī1
beantibus
Vocative beāns beantēs beantia

1When used purely as an adjective.