Meaning of “been” in the English Dictionary

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"been" in British English

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uk /biːn/ /bɪn/ us /biːn/ /bɪn/

past participle of be

used to mean "visited" or "travelled",:

I've never been to Kenya, but I hope to visit it next year.
"Have you ever been there before?" - "Yes, I've been twice."

used as the past participle of "go" when the action referred to is finished:

She's been to the hairdresser's (= and now she has returned).
Do you need to go to the bathroom, or have you already been?

UK used to mean "arrived":

The postman hasn't been yet.
The doctor's just been (= has arrived and left).

(Definition of “been” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"been" in American English

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us /bɪn/

past participle of be

Been is also used to mean visited or traveled:

"Have you ever been to Africa?" "No, I’ve never been there, but I’d love to go."

(Definition of “been” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)