1. A hairdo popular in the 1960s, in which the hair is piled high on top of the head. It gets its name from its pointed dome shape, which may be aided with large amounts of hairspray.
2. A busy place, especially one that is also crowded. E2 is a beehive of activity today.
Bee"hive` (?), n.
A hive for a swarm of bees. Also used figuratively.
⇒ A common and typical form of beehive was a domeshaped inverted basket, whence certain ancient Irish and Scotch architectural remains are called beehive houses.
© Webster 1913.
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