Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
  2. (noun, group) a social gathering to carry out some communal task or to hold competitions

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Origin of the word Bee

  1. O.E. beo, from P.Gmc. *bion (cf. O.N. by, O.H.G. bia, M.Du. bie), possibly from PIE base *bhi- "quiver." Used metaphorically for "busy worker" since 1530s. Sense of "meeting of neighbors to unite their labor for the benefit of one of their number," 1769, Amer.Eng., is from comparison to the social activity of the insect; this was extend… more

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Words that sound like Bee

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