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As a noun beehive

is an enclosed structure in which some species of honey bees (genus apis ) live and raise their young.




(en noun)
  • An enclosed structure in which some species of honey bees (genus Apis ) live and raise their young.
  • A man-made structure in which bees are kept for their honey.
  • (figuratively)  Any place full of activity, or in which people are very busy.
  • 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. Also, a style of hat.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=A very neat old woman, still in her good outdoor coat and best beehive hat, was sitting at a polished mahogany table on whose surface there were several scored scratches so deep that a triangular piece of the veneer had come cleanly away, 
  • A type of anti-personnel ammunition round containing flechettes, and characterised by the buzzing sound made as they fly through the air.
  • * 2005 , Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home (Simon & Schuster 2005, page 179)
  • By the time it was over, Stone had been blown thirty feet through the air by a beehive round as he was running across a field, knocked out by the concussion of the blast.


    * (home of bees ): hive * (man-made structure ): hive * (busy workplace ): hive of activity * (hairstyle ):

    See also

    * apiary * beekeeper * skep * *




    (en noun)
  • The act of signing up, as for a commercial service.
  • * 2012 , Josh Lerner, Scott Stern, The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited (page 258)
  • The deal was a critical part of filling loopholes in Microsoft's distribution strategy, ensuring that IE and not Netscape had widespread distribution to new users with new PCs and to existing PC users new to the Internet at the time of ISP signups .