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Yes. The word been is a Scrabble US word. The word been is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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B3E1E1N1

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4 letters words from 'been'

BEEN 6BENE 6

3 letters words from 'been'

BEE 5BEN 5
EEN 3ENE 3
NEB 5NEE 3

2 letters words from 'been'

BE 4EE 2
EN 2NE 2

All 4 letters words made out of been

been eben been eben eebn eebn bene ebne bnee nbee enbe nebe bene ebne bnee nbee enbe nebe eenb eenb eneb neeb eneb neeb

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word been. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in been.

Definitions and meaning of been

been

Pronunciation

  • (General American, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɪn/
    • Homophone: bin
    • Rhymes: -ɪn
  • (General American, particularly common in the Great Lakes, Midwest) IPA(key): /bɛn/
    • Homophone: Ben
    • Rhymes: -ɛn
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /biːn/
    • Homophone: bean
    • Rhymes: -iːn
  • (unstressed) IPA(key): /bɨn/, /bɪ̈n/

Verb

been

  1. past participle of be
  2. (obsolete) plural simple present of be
    • 1584, George Peele, The Arraignment of Paris, I, ii
      My love is fair, my love is gay,
      As fresh as been the flowers in May;
    • c. 1608, William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, II
      Where when men been, there's seldom ease;
    • 1641, Ben Jonson, The Sad Shepherd, I, iii
      O Friar, those are faults that are not seen,
      Ours open, and of worse example been.
  3. (Southern US) infinitive of be

Noun

been

  1. (Britain dialectal) plural of bee

References

Vaux, Bert and Scott Golder. 2003. The Harvard Dialect Survey: been. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Linguistics Department.

Anagrams

  • Bene, NEbE, bene, eben, neeb

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch been, from Middle Dutch bêen, from Old Dutch bēn, from Proto-Germanic *bainą.

Noun

been (plural bene or beendere, diminutive beentjie)

  1. leg
  2. bone

Usage notes

  • The plural beendere is used alternatively in the sense “bone”, especially collectively.

Derived terms

  • penisbeen

Basque

Noun

been

  1. genitive plural of be

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /beːn/
  • Hyphenation: been
  • Rhymes: -eːn

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch bêen, from Old Dutch bēn, from Proto-West Germanic *bain, from Proto-Germanic *bainą.

Noun

been n (plural benen, diminutive beentje n)

  1. leg, limb of a person, horse (other animals' would have poten) and certain objects (again many have poten)
  2. (mathematics) side, leg
Usage notes
  • The contemporary plural benen is derived from an analogy to other nouns with regular plurals. Originally, been was left unchanged in the plural; such use in preserved only in set phrases like op de been (upright, standing, awake).

Noun

been n (plural beenderen or benen, diminutive beentje n)

  1. bone, constituent part of a skeleton.
  2. (uncountable) bone, the chalky material bones are made of
Synonyms
  • (bone): bot, knekel, knook
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Afrikaans: been

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

been

  1. first-person singular present indicative of benen
  2. imperative of benen

Anagrams

  • bene

Dutch Low Saxon

Etymology

From Low German Been, from Middle Low German bên, from Old Saxon bēn.

Noun

been

  1. leg

See also

  • German Low German: Been

Finnish

Noun

been

  1. genitive/accusative singular of bee

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch bēn, from Proto-West Germanic *bain, from Proto-Germanic *bainą.

Noun

bêen n

  1. leg
  2. foot
  3. bone

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Alternative forms

  • bein (Limburgish)

Descendants

  • Dutch: been
    • Afrikaans: been
  • Limburgish: bein

Further reading

  • “been”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “been”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Middle English

Etymology 1

From a conflation of Old English bēon and wesan, from Proto-Germanic *beuną and *wesaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewHeti and a conflation of *h₂wéseti and *h₁ésti.

Alternative forms

  • beon, boen, bean, ben, be
  • (from *h₁ésti, rare) seen, sen

Pronunciation

  • (Early ME) IPA(key): /bøːn/
  • IPA(key): /beːn/

Verb

been (third-person singular simple present is, present participle beinge, first-/third-person singular past indicative was, past participle been)

  1. to be
    • 1382, John Wycliffe, translation of the Bible (John 1:48)
    • 1407, The Testimony of William Thorpe, pages 40–41
Conjugation
Descendants
  • English: be; been (dialectal)
  • Scots: be

Etymology 2

From Old French and Medieval Latin, from Arabic بَان(bān, ben tree).

Noun

been

  1. ben (moringa tree)
Descendants
  • English: ben

References

  • “bēn, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 3

From Old English bēon, nominative plural form of bēo, from Proto-Germanic *bijōniz, nominative plural form of *bijǭ.

Noun

been

  1. plural of bee (bee)

Etymology 4

From Old English ġebēon, past participle of bēon (to be); equivalent to y- +‎ be +‎ -en.

Alternative forms

  • ybeen, ybe

Verb

been

  1. past participle of been
Descendants
  • English: been
  • Scots: been

Etymology 5

From (with the replaced with an -n leveled in from the past and subjunctive) Old English bēoþ, present plural of bēon (to be), from Proto-Germanic *biunþi, third-person present plural of *beuną (to be, become).

Alternative forms

  • be

Verb

been

  1. Plural present indicative form of been
Usage notes

The usual plural form of been is aren in the North, been in the Midlands, and beth in the South; sind also existed, especially early on, but was not the predominant form in any area.

Descendants
  • English: been (obsolete as the plural)

Etymology 6

From Old English bēon, present subjunctive plural of bēon (to be), from Proto-Germanic *biwīn, third-person present subjunctive plural of *beuną (to be, become).

Verb

been

  1. Plural present subjunctive form of been
Descendants
  • English: be
  • Scots: be

Etymology 7

Noun

been (plural beenes or beenen)

  1. Alternative form of bene (bean)

Scots

Etymology

From Middle English ybeen, from Old English ġebēon, past participle of bēon (to be).

Verb

been

  1. past participle of be

Source: wiktionary.org
  • BE, to exist.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)