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beeline

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noun bee·line \-ˌlīn\

Definition of beeline

  1. :  a straight direct course

Origin and Etymology of beeline

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


First Known Use: 1830


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beeline

verb bee·line

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 English Language Learners

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beeline

verb bee·line

Definition of beeline for English Language Learners

  • : to go quickly in a direct course


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.


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