Beefy vs Beely - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between beefy and beely
is that beefy
is similar to, or tasting like beef while beely
is of, relating to or pertaining to bees; apian.
As an adverb beely is
in a beely or beelike manner.
As a verb beely is
Similar to, or tasting like beef.
(informal) Strong or muscular.
(informal) Sturdy; robust.
- The barman was a big, beefy guy with his sleeves rolled up and tattoos on his arms.
- The software slows down even a beefy computer.
Of, relating to or pertaining to bees; apian.
* 1877 , Elizabeth Anna Hart, Silver wings and golden scales :
* 1950 , Gleanings in bee culture:
- As for bees, we cannot accuse them of silence, as the peculiar buzzing-sound they make in flying, [...] and which is so very agreeable to our ears when its gentle monotony enlivens the calm of the warm summer air, is, we may hope, a cheerful accompaniment to all beely labours, and as pleasant to those who make it as our voices are to us, [...]
- With their countenance' spaces Planned for beely enterprise [...]
In a beely or beelike manner.
* 1965 , Murray Hoyt, The world of bees :
- His effort is to come as near 100 percent as is humanly (and beely ) possible.
Variation of belie.
* 1813 , Matteo Bandello, Joseph Haslewood, Giovanni Boccaccio, Palace of pleasure :
- And were it not that I haue a desire in nothing to beely the author, and lesse will to leaue that which he had wrytten vpon the miserable end [...]