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In fact I was slightly badly behaved at school and got in trouble. I would get a bee in my bonnet about something I thought wasn't right, and I would ape about too, to make everybody laugh. That was my way through my girls' school, because I wasn't very academic.
Olivia Colman

Meaning of "bee" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BEE

Old English bīo; related to Old Norse bӯ, Old High German bīa, Dutch bij, Swedish bi.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BEE

bee  [biː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BEE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bee is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BEE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

bee

Bee

Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, and are known for their role in pollination and for producing honey and beeswax. Bees are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea, presently considered as a clade Anthophila. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven to nine recognized families, though many are undescribed and the actual number is probably higher. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants. Bees are adapted for feeding on nectar and pollen, the former primarily as an energy source and the latter primarily for protein and other nutrients. Most pollen is used as food for larvae. Bees have a long proboscis that enables them to obtain the nectar from flowers. They have antennae almost universally made up of 13 segments in males and 12 in females, as is typical for the superfamily. Bees all have two pairs of wings, the hind pair being the smaller of the two; in a very few species, one sex or caste has relatively short wings that make flight difficult or impossible, but none are wingless.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BEE

bedye
bee beetle
bee eater
bee fly
bee glue
bee killer
bee moth
bee orchid
bee plant
bee road
bee sting
bee-eater
bee-stung
bee´s knees
Beeb
beebee
beebread
beech
beech fern
beech grove

WORDS THAT END LIKE BEE

agree
as far as I can see
at the top of the tree
coffee
committee
dee
degree
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employee
fee
feel free
for free
free
guarantee
lee
must-see
see
tee
Tennessee
three

Synonyms and antonyms of bee in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «bee» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BEE

Find out the translation of bee to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bee from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bee» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

蜜蜂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

abeja
570 millions of speakers

English

bee
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मधुमक्खी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَحْلَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пчела
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

abelha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মৌমাছি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

abeille
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lebah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Biene
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ハチ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tawon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con ong
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தேனீ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मधमाशी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bal arısı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ape
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pszczoła
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бджола
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

albină
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μέλισσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bee
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bie
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bee

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BEE»

The term «bee» is very widely used and occupies the 5.156 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BEE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «bee» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «bee» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bee

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10 QUOTES WITH «BEE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bee.
1
Muhammad Ali
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
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Muhammad Ali
I would say things like 'I am the greatest! I'm pretty! If you talk jive, you'll drop in five! I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee! I'm pretty!' When white people heard me talking like this, some said, 'That black man talks too much. He's bragging.'
3
Mary Kay Ash
Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
4
Charles A. Beard
All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
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Peter Benchley
A human being is still more likely to die of a bee sting, snake bite or, Lord knows, automobile accident than by shark attack. We do not execute the perpretrators of death by car. We should not butcher an animal for an inadvertent homicide.
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Olivia Colman
In fact I was slightly badly behaved at school and got in trouble. I would get a bee in my bonnet about something I thought wasn't right, and I would ape about too, to make everybody laugh. That was my way through my girls' school, because I wasn't very academic.
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Jacques Yves Cousteau
The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.
8
Tony Fernandes
My whole life has always been about looking for that person that money can't buy in that they've got a bee in their bonnet.
9
Emilia Fox
I made it to Oxford, but it is not that I am particularly clever, much more that I am a worker bee.
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Kin Hubbard
A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BEE»

Discover the use of bee in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bee and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
American Bee: The National Spelling Bee and the Culture of ...
A narrative portrait of the America's national spelling bee competition offers insight into its subculture of young wordsmiths, competitive parents, and spectator tension, sharing the stories of five top contestants to offer insight into ...
James Maguire, 2006
2
The Biology of the Honey Bee
Thorough, well-illustrated, and lucidly written, this book will for many years be a valuable resource for scholars, students, and beekeepers alike. Mark L. Winston probes the dynamics of the honey bee's social organization.
Mark L. Winston, 1991
3
Bee
BEE features a foreword by nature writer and New York Times editorial board member Verlyn Klinkenborg.
Rose-Lynn Fisher, Verlyn Klinkenborg, 2010
4
Bee Season: A Novel
The work of a lyrical and gifted storyteller, Bee Season marks the arrival of an extraordinarily talented new writer. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Myla Goldberg, 2002
5
Little Bee: A Novel
The lives of a sixteen-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British woman collide in this page-turning #1 New York Times bestseller and book club favorite from Chris Cleave. We don’t want to tell you too much about this book.
Chris Cleave, 2009
6
Bee-Bim Bop!
The book includes Linda Sue’s own bee-bim bop recipe!
Linda Sue Park, 2008
7
Spelling Bee Brainiac: 600 Incredible Spelling Challenges ...
Includes: 600 cards, each with a spelling word, part of speech, pronunciation, definition, sample sentence, and a fun clue to help you remember how to spell the word Three difficulty levels and a fun point-scoring challenge so all ages can ...
Randy Howe, 2008
8
Being Bee
This heartwarming, humorous and vibrant story from award winning author Catherine Bateson reminds us that love comes in many shapes and sizes . . . . . . even in the form of guinea pigs.
Catherine Bateson, 2006
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Langstroth's Hive and the Honey-Bee: The Classic Beekeeper's ...
This influential guide by "the father of modern beekeeping," originally published in 1853, constitutes the first descriptive treatise of modern bee management.
L. L. Langstroth, 2004
10
Plan Bee: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the ...
Beekeeper Susan Brackney explains: • Why honeybees are disappearing-and what we can do about it • Who's who in the hive-the queen bee, the workers, and the drones • Bees by the numbers-the number of bees per hive, the number of wing ...
Susan Brackney, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BEE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bee is used in the context of the following news items.
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Swarm Welcome: Giant Bee Hive Found in Oklahoma Home
An Oklahoma woman's home is creating quite the buzz after her son and his beekeeper friend found a massive industrial size honey maker ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
2
Dog Dies, Man Hospitalized After Bee Attack in Loma Linda
The dog, Daisy, received more than 100 bee stings, and her owner and firefighters who responded to the attack were also stung multiple times. «NBC Southern California, Jul 15»
3
Burt's Bee's co-founder dies at 80
The reclusive co-founder of Burt's Bees whose face adorns every tube of balm and salve sold by the natural cosmetics company, died Sunday ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
4
Bee population in decline; entomologists hope to change trajectory
—The summer season can by synonymous with bugs, but entomologists said to not swat bees, because the bee population is declining, which ... «KETV Omaha, Jul 15»
5
'Bee soup' could help understand declines and test remedies
This would allow conservationists to detect where and when bee species are being lost, and importantly, whether conservation interventions ... «Phys.Org, Jul 15»
6
Head brewer in honey bee conservation visit
Through research the group is hoping to learn more about why their bee colonies are not adversely affected by a bee mite called Varroa, which ... «Swindon Advertiser, Jul 15»
7
In this summer program, everyone gets a 'bee'
Lauren Corder helps her daughter Dominique, 11, put on a veil before going in to a bee hive as her other daughter Jenna, 8, waits during a ... «Naples Daily News, Jul 15»
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Beekeepers battle challenges that threaten U.S. bee colonies
From April 2014 to April 2015, an estimated 40 percent of the U.S. bee population died off with still no concrete evidence as to the cause of the ... «Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
9
Jollibee: 'Jay Bee' fooled our delivery guy
The customer that went by the name "Jay Bee" on Facebook drew ire online over the weekend. He supposedly dismissed the public backlash ... «Rappler, Jul 15»
10
REFILE-MOVES- AMG hires Robert Bee to lead UK distribution team
Bee will be based in London and lead the UK distribution team on behalf of AMG's affiliates. He joins AMG, which manages about $638 billion ... «Reuters, Jul 15»

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