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beeline

noun bee·line \ -ˌlīn \
|Updated on: 6 Jul 2018

Definition of beeline

: a straight direct course

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Origin and Etymology of beeline

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


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beeline

verb

Definition of beeline

beelined; beelining; beelines
: to go quickly in a straight direct course

Examples of beeline in a Sentence

  1. He beelined out the door.

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First Known Use of beeline

1882

in the meaning defined above

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BEELINE Defined for English Language Learners

beeline

Definition of beeline for English Language Learners

  • : to go quickly in a direct course


BEELINE Defined for Kids

beeline

noun bee·line \ ˈbē-ˌlīn \

Definition of beeline for Students

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

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