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