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Meaning of HIVE

Pronunciation:  hIv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees
  2. [n]  a teeming multitude
  3. [n]  a structure that provides a natural habitation for bees; as in a hollow tree
  4. [v]  gather into a hive; "The beekeeper hived the swarm"
  5. [v]  move together in a hive or as if in a hive; "The bee swarms are hiving"
  6. [v]  store, like bees; "bees hive honey and pollen"; "He hived lots of information"

HIVE is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: beehive, beehive
 See Also: apiary, bee house, cache, collect, collect, concourse, congregate, garner, gather, gather, hive away, hive up, hoard, lay away, lay in, multitude, nest, pull together, put in, receptacle, salt away, skep, squirrel away, stack away, stash, stash away, store, throng



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hive\, n. [OE. hive, huve, AS. h?fe.]
    1. A box, basket, or other structure, for the reception and
       habitation of a swarm of honeybees. --Dryden.
    2. The bees of one hive; a swarm of bees. --Shak.
    3. A place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd.
             The hive of Roman liars.              --Tennyson.
    {Hive bee} (Zo["o]l.), the honeybee.
  2. \Hive\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hived}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To collect into a hive; to place in, or cause to enter, a
       hive; as, to hive a swarm of bees.
    2. To store up in a hive, as honey; hence, to gather and
       accumulate for future need; to lay up in store.
             Hiving wisdom with each studious year. --Byron.
  3. \Hive\, v. i.
    To take shelter or lodgings together; to reside in a
    collective body. --Pope.
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