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Definitions of bee

  1. any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. An insect of the order Hymenoptera, and family Apidae (the honeybees), or family Andrenidae (the solitary bees.) See Honeybee. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A neighborly gathering of people who engage in united labor for the benefit of an individual or family; as, a quilting bee; a husking bee; a raising bee. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. p. p. of Be; - used for been. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Pieces of hard wood bolted to the sides of the bowsprit, to reeve the fore-topmast stays through; - called also bee blocks. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An insect which stores up the pollen of flowers for food, or which makes honey and wax; the honey-bee kept in hives for the sake of its honey and wax; an industrious person; a social meeting of neighbors for some purpose; as, a spelling bee, a quilting bee, or a husking bee. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A four-winged insect that makes honey. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. BEE-LINE, the most direct road from one point to another, like the honey-laden bee's way home to the hive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. An assemblage of people, generally neighbors, to unite their labors for the benefit of one individual or family. At such meetings dancing and much merriment are usually introduced at the breaking up. (Amer.). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. An insect that collects honey and makes wax. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A social honey - gathering insect. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A gathering of neighbors or friends for work or amusement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A name common to all the insects of the genus Apis, but particularly the honey-bee; an industrious frugal person. In America, a meeting of neighbours and friends to aid a person in need, or of ladies to sew for the poor. A spelling-bee, a contest in spelling. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. An insect that makes honey and wax; an industrious and careful person. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for bee

  1. But honey is honey the world over; and the bee is the bee still. – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs
  2. The bee awak'd- with anger wild The bee awak'd, and stung the child. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
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