I. noun 1. a box-like or dome-shaped structure in which bees are kept. 2. [usu. as modifier] — something having the domed shape of a traditional beehive • a beehive hut.
3. ( the Beehive) — another term for Praesepe. 4. a woman’s domed and lacquered hairstyle popular in the 1960s. II. derivatives beehived adjective
beehive (sense 2)