Definition of beehive
1 : hive 1
2 : something resembling a hive for bees: such asa : a scene of crowded activityb : a woman's hairdo that is conical in shape
Examples of beehive in a Sentence
The office was a beehive of activity.
wearing her hair in a beehive
Recent Examples of beehive from the Web
Though some of these trends were popular nationally — celebrities like The Ronettes, Audrey Hepburn and Aretha Franklin, for instance, sported beehive updos —
Los Poblanos, built in the Spanish hacienda style, is a lush green oasis in the desert and boasts lavender beds, formal English gardens and honey from its own beehives.
Beehives at hotels increase the overall bee population in the area and can play a major role in combating colony collapse.
Out of 45 attempted farm invasions, over two years of monitoring, elephants made it through sections protected by thorn-bush barriers 31 times, but only one elephant — a very determined bull — broke through a section of beehive fencing.
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First Known Use of beehive
BEEHIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of beehive for English Language Learners
: a nest for bees
: a place filled with busy activity
: a woman's hairdo in which long hair is piled high on top of the head
BEEHIVE Defined for Kids
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