beehive

A beehive is a structure — either made by humans or bees — in which bees live and make honey. You might find a beehive in a hollow tree.

If you become a beekeeper, you will either build or buy one or more beehives for your bees to live in. You might wear a protective suit, with a hat and netting that covers your face, when you are cleaning or checking on your beehives, to avoid being stung. Around 1960, the word beehive began being used to refer to a remarkable hairstyle, a round, high teased style that requires plenty of hairspray.

Primary Meanings of beehive

1.
n
a structure that provides a natural habitation for bees; as in a hollow tree
2.
n
any workplace where people are very busy
Full Definitions of beehive
1

n a structure that provides a natural habitation for bees; as in a hollow tree

Synonyms:
hive
Type of:
nest
a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young

n a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees

Synonyms:
hive
Types:
skep
a domed beehive made of twisted straw
Type of:
receptacle
a container that is used to put or keep things in

n a hairdo resembling a beehive

Type of:
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle
the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
2

n any workplace where people are very busy

Type of:
work, workplace
a place where work is done

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