Origin of beelinefrom the belief that a bee usually flies straight back to its hive after getting nectar
Walking to an exit without stopping or swerving is an example of making a beeline.
intransitive verbbee·lined, bee·lin·ing, bee·lines
Origin of beelineFrom the belief that a bee returns to its hive in a straight course
(third-person singular simple present beelines, present participle beelining, simple past and past participle beelined)
- To travel in a straight course, ignoring established paths of travel.
- Seeing "sale" signs may cause you to make a beeline for the shoe department, but you should try and shop wisely in order to avoid bringing home shoes that you never wear.
- You might make a beeline for the all-black pants, tops and dresses, but you aren't doing yourself any favors by trying to conceal your body this way.
- Parents looking to treat their children to an educational vacation should make a beeline to Fort Sumter.
- Claire made a beeline for upstairs while Effie tarried to chat with the Deans.
- Ryland made a beeline for his room, and the Quincy sisters tromped up the stairs, Effie giving a three-finger wave and Claire looking as if she'd punch out the lights of anyone who got in her way.