American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hive for bees.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A case or box serving as a habitation for bees. See hive.
- n. The common name of a species of medic, Medicago scutellata, from the shape of its spirally coiled pod.
- n. A covered cup or jug for holding honey, sugar, etc.
- n. [capitalized] In astronomy, a name for Præsepe, the cluster of stars in Cancer.
- n. An enclosed structure in which some species of honey bees (genus Apis) live and raise their young.
- n. A man-made structure in which bees are kept for their honey.
- n. figuratively Any place full of activity, or in which people are very busy.
- n. A women's hairstyle, popular in the 1960s, in which long hair is styled into a hive-shaped form on top of the head and usually held in place with lacquer.
- n. A type of anti-personnel ammunition round containing flechettes, and characterised by the buzzing sound made as they fly through the air.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A hive for a swarm of bees. Also used figuratively.
- n. any workplace where people are very busy
- n. a hairdo resembling a beehive
- n. a structure that provides a natural habitation for bees; as in a hollow tree
- n. a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees
- From bee + hive. (Wiktionary)
“The herbs and lettuces were harvested from the White House Kitchen Garden started by Michelle Obama, and honey from the White House beehive is being used to poach the dessert pears.”
“Good job Scott, the beehive is buzzing all over the place now.”
“What is the mathematical, fractal relationship between shapes found in beehive honeycombs, a pineapple, tesselating hexagons, and African-American hair braiding?”
“Up until a couple of overs ago, Johnson's TV 'beehive' - the graphic which shows the direction of his deliveries - resembled the firing range target of a meth drinker.”
“The world's first circular control tower, known as the beehive, was built.”
“CPC isn't exactly known as a beehive of activity, but it has a healthy framework.”
“Bob knew from his research that the beehive was a key Masonic symbol for industriousness.8 He surmised that the Florence coke ovens were KGC-Masonic in origin.”
“Like to a beehive was the house of Mary and Martha.”
“Being industrious and hardworking is highly prized in Mormon culture the beehive is a symbol of the church, and for devout women, cooking provides a real sense of identity and daily purpose.”
“What we need to do is ensure that government behavior isn't putting upward pressure on interest or exchange rates," English said in the interview in his office, in a wing of the New Zealand parliament known as the beehive for its appearance.”
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