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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
HIVING Defined for Kids

hive

noun \ˈhīv\

Definition of HIVE for Kids

1
:  a container for housing honeybees
2
:  the usually aboveground nest of bees
3
:  a colony of bees
4
:  a place filled with busy people
Medical Dictionary

hive

noun \ˈhīv\

Medical Definition of HIVE

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

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