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Definitions of bee

  1.   A neighborly gathering of people who engage in united labor for the benefit of an individual or family; as, a quilting bee; a husking bee; a raising bee.
  2.   An insect that collects honey and makes wax.
  3.   A four- winged insect that makes honey.
  4.   An insect of the order Hymenoptera, and family Apidae ( the honeybees), or family Andrenidae ( the solitary bees.) See Honeybee.
  5.   Pieces of hard wood bolted to the sides of the bowsprit, to reeve the fore- topmast stays through; - called also bee blocks.
  6.   An insect of the genus A pis; the honey- bee, A. mellifica, is the source of honey and wax.
  7.   An insect that makes honey and wax; an industrious and careful person.
  8.   A gathering of neighbors or friends for work or amusement.
  9.   A social honey - gathering insect.
  10.   p. p. of Be; - used for been.
  11.   any of numerous hairy- bodied insects including social and solitary species
  12.   Insect members of the superfamily Apoidea, found almost everywhere, particularly on flowers. About 3500 species occur in North America. They differ from most WASPS in that their young are fed honey and pollen rather than animal food. Honey is collected in the form of nectar from flowers and concentrated into honey by evaporation. For most people bee stings are of little significance and are treated locally; other persons, however, react with hypersensitivity putting them in serious danger. ( Borror, et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed; Smith, Insects and Other Arthropods of Medical Importance, 1973, p409)
  13.   An assemblage of people, generally neighbors, to unite their labors for the benefit of one individual or family. At such meetings dancing and much merriment are usually introduced at the breaking up. ( Amer.).
  14.   BEE- LINE, the most direct road from one point to another, like the honey- laden bee's way home to the hive.
  15.   An insect which stores up the pollen of flowers for food, or which makes honey and wax; the honey- bee kept in hives for the sake of its honey and wax; an industrious person; a social meeting of neighbors for some purpose; as, a spelling bee, a quilting bee, or a husking bee.
  16.   a social gathering to carry out some communal task or to hold competitions
  17.   A name common to all the insects of the genus Apis, but particularly the honey- bee; an industrious frugal person. In America, a meeting of neighbours and friends to aid a person in need, or of ladies to sew for the poor. A spelling- bee, a contest in spelling.

Quotes of bee

  1. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee – Muhammad Ali
  2. Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway. – Mary Kay Ash
  3. All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. – Charles A. Beard
  4. What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bee and he told me about the butcher and my wife. – Rodney Dangerfield
  5. To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee One clover, and a bee And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. – Emily Dickinson
  6. Sure I'm leaving the Bee Gees. I'm going into films. – Barry Gibb
  7. I was always the one left behind. Out in the streets, when they saw me they'd say, That's just one of the Bee Gees. – Maurice Gibb
  8. Nobody will ever take Maurice's place, and he'll go on with us and he'll go on our music. He'll go on with us as the Bee Gees, and Maurice will always be with us. – Robin Gibb
  9. Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers. – Robert Green Ingersoll
  10. In social matters, pointless conventions are not merely the bee sting of etiquette, but the snake bite of moral order. – Florence King
  11. Britain's most useful role is somewhere between bee and dinosaur. – Harold MacMillan
  12. About every two minutes a new wave of planes would be over. The motors seemed to grind rather than roar, and to have an angry pulsation like a bee buzzing in blind fury. – Ernie Pyle
  13. Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. – Ashley Smith

Usage examples for bee

  1. Bee waited for no further instructions. ” – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  2. “ " I was telling Queen Bee about this book," I said. ” – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  3. As a horse when he has run, a dog when he has caught the game, a bee when it has made its honey, so a man when he has done a good act, does not call out for others to come and see, but he goes on to another act, as a vine goes on to produce again the grapes in season. ” – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  4. Father was asked to talk to them and among other things he asked them if a bee got honey from the flowers. ” – My Boyhood by John Burroughs
  5. “ I am sorry, said the bee but I can not help you. ” – Uncle Wiggily's Travels by Howard R. Garis
  6. “ " What's the next move, Bee – The Last Woman by Ross Beeckman
  7. “ " I'll make a party for you, Bee she said. ” – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  8. When a bee dies it ceases to hum." ” – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  9. Such a busy bee – Miss Mapp by Edward Frederic Benson
  10. The Prince that couets all to know and see, Had neede full milde and patient to bee – The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham
  11. But honey is honey the world over; and the bee is the bee still. ” – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs
  12. Every foot we set in Greece, we Bee desolation. ” – Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel by John Yeardley
  13. What millionaires- if it hadn't been for this little busy bee of a Bob Maurice! ” – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  14. He was quite absorbed in these thoughts, when suddenly a bee flew against the window and tapped, saying, 'Let me come in. ” – The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
  15. He and I will make a bee line for David's Store an' have a drink. ” – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. The bee awak'd- with anger wild The bee awak'd, and stung the child. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  17. “ " I want to sit, aside Bee he said. ” – Rosy by Mrs. Molesworth
  18. They had a file of the Bee before them. ” – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  19. Then the humble- bee turned his wing and shook them off. ” – Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales by Anonymous
  20. You would have endless occupation here just looking on to see how this bee colony can find so many ways of making life hard for itself. ” – Letters from China and Japan by John Dewey Alice Chipman Dewey

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