hive

7 ENTRIES FOUND:

1hive

noun \ˈhīv\

: a nest for bees

: the bees living in a hive

: a place filled with busy activity

Full Definition of HIVE

1
a :  a container for housing honeybees
b :  the usually aboveground nest of bees
2
:  a colony of bees
3
:  a place swarming with activity
hive·less \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of HIVE

  1. The house was a hive of activity as we prepared for the party.

Origin of HIVE

Middle English, from Old English hȳf; perhaps akin to Old Norse hūfr ship's hull, Latin cūpa tub, Sanskrit kūpa cave
First Known Use: before 12th century

2hive

verb
hivedhiv·ing

Definition of HIVE

intransitive verb
1
of bees :  to enter and take possession of a hive
2
:  to reside in close association
transitive verb
1
:  to collect into a hive
2
:  to store up in or as if in a hive

First Known Use of HIVE

14th century

hive

noun \ˈhīv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HIVE

: the raised edematous red patch of skin or mucous membrane characteristic of hives : an urticarial wheal

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: hive bee
Previous Word in the Dictionary: HIV
All Words Near: hive

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up hive? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More