Meaning of beehive

bee•hive

Pronunciation: (bē'hīv"), [key]
— n.
  1. a habitation or dwelling-place constructed for bees, usually either dome-shaped or box-shaped.
  2. a natural habitation of bees, as a hollowed-out tree.
  3. a crowded, busy place.
  4. something resembling an artificial beehive in appearance, as a hut or hairdo.
  5. Also calledan oven for converting coal into coke, characterized by its dome-shaped roof.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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