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Definitions and meaning of bee

bee

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbiː/
  • Rhymes: -iː
  • Homophones: b, be, Bea

Etymology 1

From Middle English bee, from Old English bēo, from Proto-Germanic *bijō (compare West Frisian and Dutch bij, Upper German Beie, Danish and Swedish bi), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰi-, *bʰey- (compare Old Irish bech (bee), Welsh bydaf (beehive), Latin fūcus (drone), Latvian bite (bee), Russian пчела́ (pčelá, bee)).

Noun

bee (plural bees or (dialectal) been)

  1. A flying insect, of the clade Anthophila within the hymenopteran superfamily Apoidea, known for its organised societies (though only a minority have them), for collecting pollen and (in some species) producing wax and honey.
    • 1499, John Skelton, The Bowge of Courte:
      His face was belymmed as byes had him stounge [].
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.12:
      An angry Wasp th'one in a viall had, / Th'other in hers an hony-laden Bee.
    • Ariell:
      Where the Bee ſucks, there ſuck I,
      In a Cowslips bell, I lie,
      There I cowch when Owles doe crie,
      On the Batts backe I doe flie
        after Sommer merrily.
      Merrily, merrily, ſhall I liue now
      Vnder the bloſſom that hangs on the Bow.
    • 2012, ‘Subtle poison’, The Economist, 31 March:
      Bees pollinate many of the world’s crops—a service estimated to be worth $15 billion a year in America alone.
Synonyms
  • (flying insect): king of insects
Derived terms
Translations
See also
  • apiology, apiculture, beekeeping
  • (castes): worker bee, worker, queen bee, queen, drone
  • (behavior): beehive,eusocial,hive, swarm, tremble dance, waggle dance
  • (anatomy): corbicula, sarothrum, scopa, sting
  • (substances): ambrosia, beebread, beeswax, honey, honeycomb, propolis, royal jelly
  • apitherapy
  • (hives): apiary, beehouse, skep, Langstroth hive,
  • (equipment): super, queen-cage, bee escape, duplet, honey extractor, topbar, bee smoker, apidictor
  • (diseases): chalkbrood, colony collapse disorder, foulbrood, nosema, sacbrood, stonebrood, varroa

Etymology 2

Possibly from dialectal bene, been, bean (help given by neighbours), from Middle English been, bene (neighbourly help, prayer, petition, request, extra service given by a tenant to his lord), from Old English bēn (prayer, request, petition, favour, compulsory service) from Proto-Germanic *bōniz (prayer, request, supplication). Cognate with Danish bøn (prayer), Dutch ban (curse), German Bann (ban). More at ban.

Noun

bee (plural bees)

  1. A contest, especially for spelling; see spelling bee.
    geography bee
  2. A community gathering to share labour, e.g. a sewing bee or a quilting bee.
    • S. G. Goodrich
      The cellar [] was dug by a bee in a single day.
    • 1973, Alan Skeoch, Tony H. Smith, Canadians and their society (page 139)
      There was but little variation in types of buildings in the pioneer period: house, church, store, barn and mill were usually much alike except in size, and a raising bee was the ordinary means of their erection.
    • 2011, Tim Blanning, "The reinvention of the night", Times Literary Supplement, 21 Sep 2011:
      Particularly resistant, for example, in many parts of northern Europe was the “spinning bee”, a nocturnal gathering of women to exchange gossip, stories, refreshment and – crucially – light and heat, as they spun wool or flax, knitted or sewed.
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle English beeȝ, bie, bei, begh, beiȝe, bege, beah, bye, from Old English bēah, bēag, from Proto-Germanic *baugaz.

Noun

bee (plural bees)

  1. (obsolete) A ring or torque; a bracelet.
    • 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial, Penguin 2005, page 16:
      ...restoring unto the world much gold richly adorning his Sword, two hundred Rubies, many hundred Imperial Coynes, three hundred golden Bees, the bones and horseshoe of his horse enterred with him...

Etymology 4

Variant spellings.

Verb

bee

  1. Obsolete spelling of be
    • 1604 Reverend Cawdrey Table Aleph
      held that a ‘Nicholaitan is an heretike, like Nicholas, who held that wiues should bee common to all alike.’
  2. (obsolete) past participle of be; been
    Cride out, Now now Sir knight, shew what ye bee,

Etymology 5

From Middle English [Term?], from Old English be, from Latin be (the name of the letter B).

Noun

bee (plural bees)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.
Translations
See also
  • (Latin-script letter names) letter; a, bee, cee, dee, e, ef, gee, aitch, i, jay, kay, el, em, en, o, pee, cue, ar, ess, tee, u, vee, double-u, ex, wye, zee / zed

Etymology 6

Probably from Old English bēah (ring). Compare bow.

Noun

bee (plural bees)

  1. (nautical, usually in the plural) Any of the pieces of hard wood bolted to the sides of the bowsprit, to reeve the fore-topmast stays through.
Synonyms
  • bee block

References

Anagrams

  • EBE

Afar

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /beː/

Verb

bee

  1. (transitive) to take

References

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[2], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)

Aiwoo

Verb

bee

  1. (intransitive) to grow

References

  • Ross, M. & Næss, Å. (2007) , “An Oceanic origin for Äiwoo, the language of the Reef Islands?”, in Oceanic Linguistics, volume 46, issue 2. Cited in: "Äiwoo" in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.

Aukan

Etymology

From English belly.

Noun

bee

  1. belly, stomach
  2. uterus, womb
  3. pregnancy
  4. lineage, family line

References

  • Aukan-English Dictionary (SIL)

Dumbea

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ᵐbe/

Noun

bee

  1. fish

References

  • Leenhardt, M. (1946) Langues et dialectes de l'Austro-Mèlanèsie. Cited in: "ⁿDuᵐbea" in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.
  • Shintani, T.L.A. & Païta, Y. (1990) Dictionnaire de la langue de Païta, Nouméa: Sociéte d'etudes historiques de Nouvelle-Calédonie. Cited in: "Drubea" in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.

Estonian

Noun

bee (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbeː/, [ˈbe̞ː]
  • Rhymes: -eː
  • Syllabification: bee

Noun

bee

  1. bee (The name of the Latin-script letter B.)

Usage notes

  • Speakers often use the corresponding forms of b-kirjain ("letter B, letter b") instead of inflecting this word, especially in plural.

Declension

Synonyms

  • b-kirjain

Hadza

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /beʔe/

Pronoun

  • bee f pl (masc. bami, masc. plural bii, fem. bôko)
  1. they (fem. or mixed gender)

Related terms

  • habee
  • nâbee
  • himiggêbee
  • beena

Hungarian

Etymology

An onomatopoeia.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈbɛɛ]
  • Hyphenation: bee
  • Rhymes:

Interjection

bee

  1. baa (sound of a sheep)

See also

  • béget

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈbeː.eː/
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈbe.e/, [ˈbɛː.ɛ]

Interjection

bēē

  1. baa (sound of a sheep)

References

  • bee in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Mandinka

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /beː/

Noun

bee

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Manx

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biː/

Etymology 1

From Old Irish bíad (food). Cognate with Irish bia and Scottish Gaelic biadh.

Noun

bee m (genitive singular bee, plural beeghyn)

  1. food
  2. provisions
  3. nourishment
  4. diet
Derived terms
  • bee ny jeeghyn (ambrosia)
  • bee millish (sweetmeat, sweet)
  • bee moddee (dog food)

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

bee

  1. inflection of ve:
    1. future
    2. second-person singular imperative

Mutation


Middle English

Alternative forms

  • be, beo, bey

Etymology

From Old English bēo, from Proto-Germanic *bijō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /beː/
  • (Early Middle English) IPA(key): /bøː/

Noun

bee (plural been or bees)

  1. A bee (insect that collects pollen)

Descendants

  • English: bee
  • Scots: bee, be, beye, bie, bea

References

  • “bẹ̄ (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-11-24.

Navajo

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [beː]

Postposition

bee

  1. with, by means of, by means of it

Inflection


Old Irish

Verb

bee

  1. second-person singular present subjunctive absolute of at·tá

San Juan Guelavía Zapotec

Noun

bee

  1. ant

References

  • López Antonio, Joaquín; Jones, Ted; Jones, Kris (2012) Vocabulario breve del Zapoteco de San Juan Guelavía[3] (in Spanish), second electronic edition, Tlalpan, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., pages 13, 25

Tetum

Alternative forms

  • wee (Tetun-Terik)

Etymology

From Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun

bee

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Võro

Noun

bee (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


Source: wiktionary.org
  • a four-winged insect that makes honey.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)