beeline beeline

Definition(s):

  • (n) the most direct route

Usage(s):

  1. Passing them all by, she made a beeline for a little, sharp-nosed, red-faced man who had just driven up in a big, black, shiny 16-cylinder Cadillac.
  2. As the word spreads, more tourists are showing up to make a beeline for the neighborhood's retro home-furnishing stores, vintage-clothes boutiques and characterful cafs and bars.
  3. In Tokyo's bustling Shibuya district, a woman makes a beeline for the Michael Jackson display on the second floor of the HMV music store.

News

  1. Volunteers give day of service to United Way agencies

    Twelve-year-old Von Alford, blindfolded with a red bandanna, missed with the first swing, but connected on his second and knocked the ball within feet of outfielders. Those outfielders, children served by the Association for the Blind, ran to the ball, locating it by its audible beep, while Von made a beeline down the baseline.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Joplin Globe

  2. Nuclear waste clean-up delayed and billions over budget

    CBS News - The new Secretary of Energy has been on the job only four weeks, but he made a beeline Wednesday to see his biggest headache for himself. Ernest Moniz went to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KAJ Flathead

  3. Ceragon Awarded Orders for Further Development of 3G Wireless Backhaul Network from Beeline Tajikistan

    PARAMUS, New Jersey, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless backhaul specialist, today announced that it has received orders from LLC Tacom which operates under the brand name Beeline in Tajikistan. LLC Tacom, an affiliated company of...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

Quotes

  1. "The last time I interviewed a New York State governor, he made a beeline for some big trouble right afterward," Mr. Colbert said.
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Stephen Colbert Source: New York Times

  2. Doherty, who performed sets with Babyshambles and on his lonesome over the washout weekend, said: "I got up there, I was jumping about and all that, and I saw this QPR shirt in the midst of all the turmoil. I made a beeline for it and grabbed hold...
    on Jun 25, 2007 By: Pete Doherty Source: Drowned In Sound

  3. Its general secretary, Dave Prentis, said: "We know from our members who work in school kitchens that they are very worried about the poor quality of the food they are made to dish up. They know that given the choice children will make a beeline for...
    on Feb 9, 2005 By: Dave Prentis Source: BBC News

Word of the Day
subordinate subordinate
/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /