been
past participle of be

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • been — [bi:n, bın US bın] [: Old English; Origin: gebeon] 1.) the past participle of ↑be 2.) a) used to say that someone has gone to a place and come back been to ▪ I ve never been to Japan. have been to do sth ▪ Have you been to see the Van Gogh… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • been — been; car·a·been; car·been; cau·been; gom·been; she·been; …   English syllables

  • Been — [OE. beon, ben, bin, p. p. of been, beon, to be. See {Be}.] The past participle of {Be}. In old authors it is also the pr. tense plural of {Be}. See 1st {Bee}. [1913 Webster] Assembled been a senate grave and stout. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • been — pp. of BE (Cf. be). Dismissive slang phrase been there, done that attested from 1994 (been there had the experience, usually of something disreputable, is from 1880s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Been — may refer to:*pungi, wind instrument *Rudra Veena, string instrument *past participle of the verb to …   Wikipedia

  • Been — Been, S. Behen …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • been — the past participle of be …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Been — Mario Been Spielerinformationen Voller Name Mario Been Geburtstag 11. Dezember 1963 Geburtsort Rotterdam, Niederlande Position Mittelfeld Vereine als Aktiver1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Been — Be Be (b[=e]), v. i. [imp. {Was} (w[o^]z); p. p. {Been} (b[i^]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Being}.] [OE. been, beon, AS. be[ o]n to be, be[ o]m I am; akin to OHG. bim, pim, G. bin, I am, Gael. & Ir. bu was, W. bod to be, Lith. bu ti, O. Slav. by ti, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • been — 1 the past participle of be 2 have/has been a) used to say that someone has gone to a place and come back (+ to): I ve never been to Japan. | have been to do sth: Have you been to see the Van Gogh exhibition yet? b) BrE used to say that someone… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • been — [[t]bɪ̱n, bi͟ːn[/t]] 1) Been is the past participle of be. 2) VERB If you have been to a place, you have gone to it or visited it. [V prep/adv] He s already been to Tunisia, and is to go on to Morocco and Mauritania... [V prep/adv] I ve been… …   English dictionary

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