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ˈeɪ piˌɛr iapi·a·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apiary, bee housenoun

    a shed containing a number of beehives


  1. apiarynoun

    A place where bees and their hives are kept.

  2. Etymology: 17th Century, from apiarium, from apis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Apiarynoun

    The place where bees are kept.

    Etymology: from apis, Lat. a bee.

    Those who are skilled in bees, when they see a foreign swarm approaching to plunder their hives, have a trick to divert them into some neighbouring apiary, there to make what havock they please. Jonathan Swift.


  1. apiary

    An apiary is a place where beehives are kept and maintained for the purpose of collecting honey and bee products or for the breeding of bees, often by beekeepers. It's essentially a bee farm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apiarynoun

    a place where bees are kept; a stand or shed for bees; a beehouse

  2. Etymology: [L. apiarium, fr. apis bee.]


  1. Apiary

    An apiary is a place where beehives of honey bees are kept. Traditionally beekeepers paid land rent in honey for the use of small parcels. Some farmers will provide free apiary sites, because they need pollination, and farmers who need many hives often pay for them to be moved to the crops when they bloom. It can also be a wall-less, roofed structure, similar to a gazebo.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Apiary

    āp′i-ar-i, n. a place where bees are kept.—adjs. Apiar′ian, Ap′ian, relating to bees or bee-keeping.—n. Ap′iarist, one who keeps an apiary: one who studies the habits of bees. [L. apiariumapis, a bee.]


  1. Apiary

    Apiary.io is a hosted suite of tools that help companies build web APIs quickly, test & monitor them easily and document them effortlessly. It provides API owners with necessary infrastructure and helps them build relationship with their users.Core of the self-service solution is API Blueprint, an efficient format for describing an API, aspiring to define new gold standard for REST API development. The product uses this Blueprint to streamline adoption of new services and simplify integration to other systems.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apiary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apiary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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