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It Has 3 letters ( b e e )         2 vowels ( e e )         1 consonants ( b )         Word on the contrary eeb

Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 6
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English - Etymology 6

Probably from an Old English word meaning "ring". See _bow_. NOUN BEE (_plural_ BEES) * (nautical, chiefly 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

Probably from an Old English word meaning "ring". See bow.

Noun

bee (plural bees)

  1. (nautical, chiefly plural) Any of the pieces of hard wood bolted to the sides of the bowsprit, to reeve the fore-topmast stays through.
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Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (UK, US) enPR: bē, IPA(key): /biː/ * Rhymes: -iː * Homophones: b, be, Bea

Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - 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 _*bʱi-_ (compare Old Irish _bech_ (“bee”), Welsh _bydaf_ (“beehive”), Latin _fūcus_ (“drone”), Latvian _bite_ (“bee”), Russian _пчела_ (pčelá, “bee”)). NOUN BEE (_plural_ BEES) * A flying insect, of the superfamily Apoidea, known for its organised societies and for collecting pollen and 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. * 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, _Essays_, II.12: Can there be a more formall, and better ordered policie, divided into so severall charges and offices, more constantly entertained, and better maintained, than that of BEES? * 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. DERIVED TERMS SYNONYMS * (flying insect of the order _Hymenoptera_): king of insects TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO

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 *bʱi- (compare Old Irish bech (bee), Welsh bydaf (beehive), Latin fūcus (drone), Latvian bite (bee), Russian пчела (pčelá, bee)).

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bee (plural bees)

  1. A flying insect, of the superfamily Apoidea, known for its organised societies and for collecting pollen and producing wax and honey.
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Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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Possibly from dialectal English _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”), from Proto-Indo-European _*bʰeh₂-_ (“to say, speak”). Cognate with Danish _bøn_ (“prayer”), Dutch _ban_ (“curse”), German _Bann_ (“ban”). More at ban. NOUN BEE (_plural_ BEES) * A contest, especially for spelling; see _spelling bee_. _geography BEE_ * A gathering for a specific purpose, e.g. a sewing bee or a quilting bee. * S. G. Goodrich The cellar […] was dug by a BEE in a single day. * 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

Possibly from dialectal English 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), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂- (to say, speak). 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 gathering for a specific purpose, e.g. a sewing bee or a quilting bee.
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Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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(Northern development of) Old English _bēah_. NOUN BEE (_plural_ BEES) * (obsolete) A ring or torque; a bracelet. * 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, _Le Morte Darthur_, Book VII: And Kynge Arthure gaff hir a ryche BYE of golde; and so she departed. * 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...

(Northern development of) Old English bēah.

Noun

bee (plural bees)

  1. (obsolete) A ring or torque; a bracelet.

Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 4
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English - Etymology 4

Variant spellings. VERB BEE * 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.’ * (obsolete) past participle of _be_; been (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

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bee

  1. obsolete spelling of be
  2. (obsolete) past participle of be; been
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Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 5
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NOUN BEE (_plural_ BEES) * The name of the Latin-script letter B/b. 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 (Category: en:Latin letter names) TRANSLATIONS

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bee (plural bees)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B/b.
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Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryENGLISH - REFERENCES
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* ^ http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/enntry/bee * ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bee%5B3%5D

  1. ^ http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/enntry/bee
  2. ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bee%5B3%5D

Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryESTONIAN - NOUN
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Estonian - Noun

BEE (_genitive_ [please provide], _partitive_ [please provide]) * The name of the Latin-script letter B/b.

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

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

Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryFINNISH - PRONUNCIATION
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Finnish - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ˈbeː/ * Rhymes: -eː

  • IPA(key): /ˈbeː/
  • Rhymes: -eː

Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryFINNISH - NOUN
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Finnish - Noun

BEE * bee (The name of the Latin-script letter B/b.) DECLENSION USAGE NOTES * Speakers often use the corresponding forms of _b-kirjain_ ("letter B, letter b") instead of inflecting this word, especially in plural. SYNONYMS * b-kirjain

bee

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

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  • b-kirjain

Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryLATIN - INTERJECTION
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Latin - Interjection

BEE! * baa (sound of a sheep)

bee!

  1. baa (sound of a sheep)

Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryMANDINKA - PRONUNCIATION
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Mandinka - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /beː/

  • IPA(key): /beː/

Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryMANDINKA - NOUN
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Mandinka - Noun

BEE * (anatomy) vagina

bee

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryMANX - NOUN
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Manx - Noun

BEE m * food * BEE ny jeeghyn, _ambrosia_ * BEE millish, _sweetmeat_, _sweet_ * BEE moddee, _dog food_ * provisions * nourishment * diet MUTATION

bee m

  1. food
  2. provisions
  3. nourishment
  4. diet

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Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryMANX - VERB
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Manx - Verb

BEE * future tense of ve (to be) * imperative of ve

bee

  1. future tense of ve (to be)
  2. imperative of ve

Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryNAVAJO - PRONUNCIATION
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Navajo - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): [beː]

  • IPA(key): [beː]

Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryNAVAJO - POSTPOSITION
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Navajo - Postposition

BEE * with, by means of, by means of it INFLECTION

bee

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

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Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryOLD IRISH - VERB
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Old Irish - Verb

BEE * second-person singular present subjunctive absolute of _at·tá_

bee

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

Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryTETUM - ETYMOLOGY
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Tetum - Etymology

From Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian _*waiʀ_, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian _*waiʀ_, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian _*wahiʀ_.

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

Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryTETUM - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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Tetum - Alternative Forms

* wee (Tetun-Terik)

  • wee (Tetun-Terik)

Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryTETUM - NOUN
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Tetum - Noun

BEE * water (clear liquid H₂O)

bee

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Which the Definition/Meaning of bee in categoryVÕRO - NOUN
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Võro - Noun

BEE (_genitive_ [please provide], _partitive_ [please provide]) * The name of the Latin-script letter B/b. INFLECTION This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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

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

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