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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

beebi(n.)

  1. any hymenopterous insect of the superfamily Apoidea, including social and solitary species of several families, as the bumblebees and honeybees.

    Category: Entomology

  2. the common honeybee

    Apis mellifera.

    Category: Entomology

  3. a social gathering in order to perform some task, engage in a contest, etc.:

    a quilting bee.

Idioms for bee:

  1. have a bee in one's bonnet, to be obsessed with a single idea. to be somewhat eccentric.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of bee:

bef. 1000; ME be(e); OE bīo, bēo, c. OS bī, bini, OHG bīa, bini, ON

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bee(noun)

    any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species

  2. bee(noun)

    a social gathering to carry out some communal task or to hold competitions

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bee(noun)bi

    an insect that makes honey

    She got stung by a bee.

Wiktionary

  1. Bee(Noun)

    someone connected with Barnet Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bee

    p. p. of Be; -- used for been

  2. Bee(noun)

    an insect of the order Hymenoptera, and family Apidae (the honeybees), or family Andrenidae (the solitary bees.) See Honeybee

  3. Bee(noun)

    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

  4. Bee(noun)

    pieces of hard wood bolted to the sides of the bowsprit, to reeve the fore-topmast stays through; -- called also bee blocks

Freebase

  1. Bee

    Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, and are known for their role in pollination and for producing honey and beeswax. Bees are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea, presently classified by the unranked taxon name Anthophila. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven to nine recognized families, though many are undescribed and the actual number is probably higher. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants. Bees are adapted for feeding on nectar and pollen, the former primarily as an energy source and the latter primarily for protein and other nutrients. Most pollen is used as food for larvae. Bees have a long proboscis that enables them to obtain the nectar from flowers. They have antennae almost universally made up of 13 segments in males and 12 in females, as is typical for the superfamily. Bees all have two pairs of wings, the hind pair being the smaller of the two; in a very few species, one sex or caste has relatively short wings that make flight difficult or impossible, but none are wingless. The smallest bee is Trigona minima, a stingless bee whose workers are about 2.1 mm long. The largest bee in the world is Megachile pluto, a leafcutter bee whose females can attain a length of 39 mm. Members of the family Halictidae, or sweat bees, are the most common type of bee in the Northern Hemisphere, though they are small and often mistaken for wasps or flies.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bee(noun)

a four-winged insect that makes honey.

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