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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Beenthe participle preterite of to be;

    Etymology: beon , Saxon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Been

    of Be

  2. Been

    the past participle of Be. In old authors it is also the pr. tense plural of Be. See 1st Bee

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Been

    bēn, pa.p. of Be.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BEEN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Been is ranked #23354 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Been surname appeared 1,090 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Been.

    80.3% or 876 total occurrences were White.
    10.6% or 116 total occurrences were Black.
    4% or 44 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 23 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1.9% or 21 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.9% or 10 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'been' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #39

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'been' in Written Corpus Frequency: #84

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of been in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of been in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of been in a Sentence

  1. Tammy Bruce:

    [O]nly Trump can face down the monster that we've seen emerge even worse from the federal government, [President Biden's administration] has been a blessing for the American people to understand why Donald Trump is the only person who can get this country on her feet.

  2. Ted Mitchell:

    I think people have been worried primarily because they don't know what it is we actually intend to do, i'm hopeful that now that we have a document out we'll be able to have a very constructive, positive conversation about how we do this in the right way.

  3. Kim Manlove:

    We've been in the shadows for too long, if we really accept that addiction is a chronic medical disease like cancer and hypertension...we've got to start putting a face on recovery the way people have done with other types of disease.

  4. Kerry Craig:

    There are real risks of recession and deflation, but there are also reasons to believe that 2015 will be a better year for the euro zone than this year has been.

  5. Paul Barrett:

    Stegosaurus was actually an animal that could get up to 9 metres in length and weigh several tonnes, this is the average size tooth for a Stegosaurus; pretty tiny with a business end, the crown, that's really only a few millimetres across. So using these very tiny feeble teeth to fuel that big body has always been a bit of a mystery.

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To cause to become
  • A. efface
  • B. loom
  • C. denudate
  • D. render

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