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1. A hive for bees.
2. A very busy place.
3. A woman's hairstyle in which the hair is arranged in a tall, rounded peak on top of the head.


1. a man-made receptacle used to house a swarm of bees
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a dome-shaped hair style in which the hair is piled high on the head
3. a place where busy people are assembled


1. (Placename) the dome-shaped building that houses sections of Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the New Zealand government



1. a natural or constructed dwelling place for bees.
2. a crowded, busy place.
3. something resembling the shape of an artificial beehive, as a domelike hairdo for women.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beehive - any workplace where people are very busybeehive - any workplace where people are very busy
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
2.beehive - a structure that provides a natural habitation for beesbeehive - a structure that provides a natural habitation for bees; as in a hollow tree
honeycomb - a structure of small hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax by bees and used to store honey and larvae
nest - a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
3.beehive - a hairdo resembling a beehivebeehive - a hairdo resembling a beehive  
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
4.beehive - a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of beesbeehive - a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees
apiary, bee house - a shed containing a number of beehives
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in
skep - a domed beehive made of twisted straw


noun hive, colony, comb, swarm, honeycomb, apiary The reproductive product of a beehive is a swarm.
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[ˈbiːhaɪv] Ncolmena f


[ˈbiːhaɪv] n
(for bees)ruche f
(= hairstyle) → choucroute f


[ˈbiːˌhaɪv] nalveare m


(biː) noun
1. a four-winged insect that makes honey.
2. (especially American) a meeting for combined work and enjoyment. a knitting bee.
ˈbeehive noun
a box in which bees are kept, and where they store their honey.
ˈbeeswax (ˈbiːzwӕks) noun
the yellowish solid substance produced by bees for making their cells, and used in polishing wood.
a bee in one's bonnet
an idea which has become fixed in one's mind. She has a bee in her bonnet about going to America.
make a bee-line for
to take the most direct way to; to go immediately to. Fred always makes a bee-line for the prettiest girl at a party.
References in classic literature ?
Farther on he beheld great fields of Indian corn, with its golden ears peeping from their leafy coverts, and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty- pudding; and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them, turning up their fair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample prospects of the most luxurious of pies; and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields breathing the odor of the beehive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slap-jacks, well buttered, and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.
And he said if a man owned a beehive and that man died, the bees must be told about it before sun-up next morning, or else the bees would all weaken down and quit work and die.
Twenty palm-thatched, beehive huts sheltered its black population, while a half-dozen goat skin tents in the center of the clearing housed the score of Arabs who found shelter here while, by trading and raiding, they collected the cargoes which their ships of the desert bore northward twice each year to the market of Timbuktu.
Amid just such a murmur has Master Cheever spent above sixty years; and long habit has made it as pleasant to him as the hum of a beehive when the insects are busy in the sunshine.
He always thatched the ricks--for if anything were his forte more than another, it was thatching--and when the last touch had been put to the last beehive rick, Kester, whose home lay at some distance from the farm, would take a walk to the rick-yard in his best clothes on a Sunday morning and stand in the lane, at a due distance, to contemplate his own thatching walking about to get each rick from the proper point of view.
A dog-kennel and a beehive stood outside, like symbols of old English country-life; the moon was rising behind a plantation of prosperous pear trees, the dog that came out of the kennel was reverend-looking and reluctant to bark; and the plain, elderly man-servant who opened the door was brief but dignified.
I shall take her up to tea at the Beehive Tavern, if I may.
Snagsby, sitting up with her head in a perfect beehive of curl-papers and night-cap, who has dispatched Guster to the police-station with official intelligence of her husband's being made away with, and who within the last two hours has passed through every stage of swooning with the greatest decorum.
Readers of poetry see the factory-village and the railway, and fancy that the poetry of the landscape is broken up by these; for these works of art are not yet consecrated in their reading; but the poet sees them fall within the great Order not less than the beehive or the spider's geometrical web.
One could divine by the ray of a tiny light the sort of hut in the form of a beehive where the ferryman of cows took refuge at night.
The longer he thought about it, the more repugnant became the thought of taking human life needlessly; and thus it happened that while he was trying to decide just what to do, they had come to a little clearing, at the far side of which lay a palisaded village of beehive huts.
It is composed of mud and bits of straw, and has strong thick walls: in shape it precisely resembles an oven, or depressed beehive.