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hive

 (hīv)
n.
1.
a. A structure for housing domesticated honeybees.
b. A nest built by wild or feral bees.
c. A colony of bees living in such a structure or nest.
2. A place swarming with activity.
v. hived, hiv·ing, hives
v.tr.
1. To collect into a hive.
2. To store (honey) in a hive.
3. To store up; accumulate.
v.intr.
1. To enter and occupy a beehive.
2. To live with many others in close association.
Phrasal Verb:
hive off
To set apart from a group: hived off the department into another division.

[Middle English, from Old English hȳf.]

hive

(haɪv)
n
1. (Zoology) a structure in which social bees live and rear their young
2. (Zoology) a colony of social bees
3. a place showing signs of great industry (esp in the phrase a hive of activity)
4. a teeming crowd; multitude
5. an object in the form of a hive
vb
6. (Zoology) to cause (bees) to collect or (of bees) to collect inside a hive
7. to live or cause to live in or as if in a hive
8. (Zoology) (tr) (of bees) to store (honey, pollen, etc) in the hive
9. (tr; often foll by up or away) to store, esp for future use: he used to hive away a small sum every week.
[Old English hӯf; related to Westphalian hüwe, Old Norse hūfr ship's hull, Latin cūpa barrel, Greek kupē, Sanskrit kūpa cave]
ˈhiveˌlike adj

hive

(haɪv)

n., v. hived, hiv•ing. n.
1. a shelter constructed for housing a colony of honeybees; beehive.
2. the colony of bees inhabiting a hive.
3. something resembling a beehive in structure or use.
4. a place swarming with busy occupants: a hive of industry.
5. a swarming or teeming multitude.
v.t.
6. to gather into or cause to enter a hive.
7. to store up in a hive.
8. to store or lay away for future use or enjoyment.
v.i.
9. (of bees) to enter a hive.
10. to live together in or as if in a hive.
11. hive off, to separate or remove from a group.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hȳf; akin to Old Norse hūfr ship's hull, Latin cūpa vat]

hive

(hīv)
1. A structure for housing bees, especially honeybees.
2. A colony of bees living in such a structure.

Hive

 a beehive; an extremely busy place.
Examples: hive of bees, 1583; of Roman liars, 1864; of mankind, 1839; of oysters, 1882.

hive


Past participle: hived
Gerund: hiving

Imperative
hive
hive
Present
I hive
you hive
he/she/it hives
we hive
you hive
they hive
Preterite
I hived
you hived
he/she/it hived
we hived
you hived
they hived
Present Continuous
I am hiving
you are hiving
he/she/it is hiving
we are hiving
you are hiving
they are hiving
Present Perfect
I have hived
you have hived
he/she/it has hived
we have hived
you have hived
they have hived
Past Continuous
I was hiving
you were hiving
he/she/it was hiving
we were hiving
you were hiving
they were hiving
Past Perfect
I had hived
you had hived
he/she/it had hived
we had hived
you had hived
they had hived
Future
I will hive
you will hive
he/she/it will hive
we will hive
you will hive
they will hive
Future Perfect
I will have hived
you will have hived
he/she/it will have hived
we will have hived
you will have hived
they will have hived
Future Continuous
I will be hiving
you will be hiving
he/she/it will be hiving
we will be hiving
you will be hiving
they will be hiving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hiving
you have been hiving
he/she/it has been hiving
we have been hiving
you have been hiving
they have been hiving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hiving
you will have been hiving
he/she/it will have been hiving
we will have been hiving
you will have been hiving
they will have been hiving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hiving
you had been hiving
he/she/it had been hiving
we had been hiving
you had been hiving
they had been hiving
Conditional
I would hive
you would hive
he/she/it would hive
we would hive
you would hive
they would hive
Past Conditional
I would have hived
you would have hived
he/she/it would have hived
we would have hived
you would have hived
they would have hived
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hive - a teeming multitude
concourse, throng, multitude - a large gathering of people
2.hive - a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of beeshive - a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees
apiary, bee house - a shed containing a number of beehives
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in
skep - a domed beehive made of twisted straw
3.hive - a structure that provides a natural habitation for beeshive - a structure that provides a natural habitation for bees; as in a hollow tree
honeycomb - a structure of small hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax by bees and used to store honey and larvae
nest - a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
Verb1.hive - store, like bees; "bees hive honey and pollen"; "He hived lots of information"
salt away, stack away, stash away, store, hive away, lay in, put in - keep or lay aside for future use; "store grain for the winter"; "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"
salt away, stack away, stash away, store, hive away, lay in, put in - keep or lay aside for future use; "store grain for the winter"; "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"
cache, hive up, hoard, lay away, squirrel away, stash - save up as for future use
2.hive - move together in a hive or as if in a hive; "The bee swarms are hiving"
foregather, forgather, gather, assemble, meet - collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"
3.hive - gather into a hive; "The beekeeper hived the swarm"
gather, pull together, collect, garner - assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"

hive

noun
1. colony, swarm the dance performed by honeybees as they returned to the hive
2. centre, hub, powerhouse (slang) In the morning the house was a hive of activity.

hive

verb
To bring together so as to increase in mass or number:
Translations
ثَوْل: جماعة النَّحِلخَلِيَّة نَحْل
rojúl
bikubebiflok
kaptárkas
bÿflugnabúbÿflugnabú, bÿflugur
spietsstrops
úľ
čebelnjakpanj
arı kovanıkovan

hive

[haɪv] Ncolmena f
a hive of activity (fig) → un hervidero de actividad
a hive of industryun lugar donde se trabaja muchísimo
hive off
A. VT + ADV
1. (Fin) (= sell off) → vender (por separado)
2. (= privatize) → privatizar
B. VI + ADV (= split from) → desligarse

hive

[ˈhaɪv] n
(for bees)ruche f
(fig) a hive of activity → une véritable ruche
The shop was a hive of activity → Le magasin était une véritable ruche.
a hive of industry → une ruche industrielle
hive off
vt sepcéderHIV-negative [ˌeɪtʃaɪviːˈnɛgətɪv] adjséronégatif/iveHIV-positive [ˌeɪtʃaɪviːˈpɒzɪtɪv] adjséropositif/ive

hive

n
(= beehive)Bienenkorb m, → Bienenstock m; (= bees in a hive)(Bienen)schwarm m, → (Bienen)volk nt
(fig) to be a hive of industrydas reinste Bienenhaus sein; the office was a hive of activitydas Büro glich einem Bienenhaus
vt bees, swarmeinfangen, in den Stock bringen
vi (= swarm)in den (Bienen)stock (ein)fliegen, einen Stock beziehen

hive

[haɪv] nalveare m; (bees collectively) → sciame m
the shop was a hive of activity (fig) → c'era una grande attività nel negozio
hive off
1. vi + adv to hive off (from)staccarsi (da)
2. vt + advstaccare; (privatize) → privatizzare

hive

(haiv) noun
1. a box etc where bees live and store up honey. He's building a hive so that he can keep bees.
2. the bees that live in such a place. The whole hive flew after the queen bee.
References in classic literature ?
During the momentous hour that succeeded, the encampment resembled a hive of troubled bees, who only awaited the appearance and example of their leader to take some distant and momentous flight.
Yet I did detect, when the wind lulled and hearing was done away, the finest imaginable sweet musical hum,--as of a distant hive in May, which perchance was the sound of their thinking.
My expedition was all the talk that day and that night, and the boys were very good to me, and made much of me, and seemed to have forgotten their vexa- tion and disappointment, and come to be as anxious for me to hive those ogres and set those ripe old vir- gins loose as if it were themselves that had the con- tract.
Seventy or eighty years ago Napoleon was the only man in Europe who could really be called a traveler; he was the only man who had devoted his attention to it and taken a powerful interest in it; he was the only man who had traveled extensively; but now everybody goes everywhere; and Switzerland, and many other regions which were unvisited and unknown remotenesses a hundred years ago, are in our days a buzzing hive of restless strangers every summer.
She said that was first-rate, and she reckoned I would hive the next one.
As Bees In spring time, when the Sun with Taurus rides, Poure forth thir populous youth about the Hive In clusters; they among fresh dews and flowers Flie to and fro, or on the smoothed Plank, The suburb of thir Straw-built Cittadel, New rub'd with Baume, expatiate and confer Thir State affairs.
I should have been there still, had not some stir in the Convent, which I find was their procession hitherward to eat my funeral feast, when they well knew how and where I had been buried alive, summoned the swarm out of their hive.
So Baloo, the Teacher of the Law, taught him the Wood and Water Laws: how to tell a rotten branch from a sound one; how to speak politely to the wild bees when he came upon a hive of them fifty feet above ground; what to say to Mang the Bat when he disturbed him in the branches at midday; and how to warn the water-snakes in the pools before he splashed down among them.
That I believe," said Sancho; "and they would be great fools if they did or thought otherwise; once more I say, see to my feeding and my Dapple's for that is the great point and what is most to the purpose; and when the hour comes let us go the rounds, for it is my intention to purge this island of all manner of uncleanness and of all idle good-for-nothing vagabonds; for I would have you know that lazy idlers are the same thing in a State as the drones in a hive, that eat up the honey the industrious bees make.
My head hums like a hive of bees on a summer morning.
No sooner would this become evident than the NORTHERN HIVE would excite the same ideas and sensations in the more southern parts of America which it formerly did in the southern parts of Europe.
It insists on the removal of a prefect when that official does not suit it; and if the administration resists, it isolates him, after the manner of bees who wall up a snail in wax when it gets into their hive.