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beeline

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noun bee·line \-ˌlīn\

Definition of beeline

  1. :  a straight direct course



Origin of beeline

from the belief that nectar-laden bees return to their hives in a direct line


First Known Use: 1830

Rhymes with beeline

A-line, affine, airline, align, alkyne, alpine, assign, at sign, balkline, baseline, benign, bloodline, blue line, blush wine, bovine, bowline, branchline, breadline, bright-line, buntline, bustline, byline, call sign, canine, caprine, carbine, carmine, cervine, chow line, clothesline, cloud nine, coastline, combine, compline, condign, confine, consign, corvine, cosign, cutline, dateline, deadline, decline, define, design, divine, dragline, driveline, earthshine, Einstein, eiswein, end line, enshrine, entwine, equine, ethyne, fall line, fault line, feline, ferine, first-line, flatline, flight line, foul line, fräulein, frontline, front line, goal line, gold mine, grapevine, guideline, hairline, hard-line, hard pine, headline, hemline, high sign, hipline, Holbein, hotline, ice wine, incline, indign, in fine, in-line, Irvine, jawline, jug wine, landline, land mine, lang syne, lifeline, load line, longline, lupine, mainline, main line, malign, midline, moline, moonshine, neckline, off-line, old-line, online, opine, outline, outshine, ovine, Pauline, peace sign, Petrine, pipeline, piscine, pitch pine, plotline, plumb line, plus sign, pontine, porcine, potline, pound sign, propine, punch line, rapine, recline, redline, red pine, refine, reline, repine, resign, Rhine wine, ridgeline, roofline, Sabine, saline, Scotch pine, scrub pine, setline, shoreline, short line, sideline, sight line, skyline, snow line, soft-line, spring line, straight-line, strandline, straw wine, streamline, strip mine, strychnine, subline, sunshine, supine, syncline, taurine, tie-line, times sign, topline, touchline, towline, tramline, trapline, tree line, trephine, trotline, truckline, trunk line, tumpline, turbine, untwine, ursine, vespine, V sign, vulpine, waistline, white line, white pine, white wine, woodbine, yard line, zebrine, Z line


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beeline

verb bee·line

Simple Definition of beeline

  • : to go quickly in a direct course

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of beeline

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to go quickly in a straight direct course

Examples of beeline in a sentence

  1. He beelined out the door.



1882

First Known Use of beeline

1882



BEELINE Defined for Kids

beeline

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noun bee·line \ˈbē-ˌlīn\

Definition of beeline for Students

  1. :  a straight direct course <We made a beeline to the dessert table.>




Learn More about beeline

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "beeline"


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