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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 ?
The heat of the hive had risen with the June honey-flow, and though the farmers worked, until their wings ached, to keep people cool, everybody suffered.
What I meant was that I invited your Mr Chalmers to help me open a hive, and he said "Rather
Yes, a hive," repeated the Canadian, "and bees humming round it.
There are two sides to the life of every man, his individual life, which is the more free the more abstract its interests, and his elemental hive life in which he inevitably obeys laws laid down for him.
A BEE from Mount Hymettus, the queen of the hive, ascended to Olympus to present Jupiter some honey fresh from her combs.
You would be no better than a drone at your time of day, with a young hive to feed and swarm.
Be all this as it may: the course of our party of bee hunters is to make a wide circuit through the woody river bottoms, and the patches of forest on the prairies, marking, as they go out, every tree in which they have detected a hive.
It is such as he, as little conscious of himself as the bee in a hive, who are the lucky in life, for they have the best chance of happiness: their activities are shared by all, and their pleasures are only pleasures because they are enjoyed in common; you will see them on Whit-Monday dancing on Hampstead Heath, shouting at a football match, or from club windows in Pall Mall cheering a royal procession.
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.
I felt so ornery and low down and mean that I says to myself, my mind's made up; I'll hive that money for them or bust.
It seemed by the distant hum as if somebody's bees had swarmed, and that the neighbors, according to Virgil's advice, by a faint tintinnabulum upon the most sonorous of their domestic utensils, were endeavoring to call them down into the hive again.
Going into the shady outer room, he took down from the wall his veil, that hung on a peg, and putting it on, and thrusting his hands into his pockets, he went into the fenced-in bee-garden, where there stood in the midst of a closely mown space in regular rows, fastened with bast on posts, all the hives he knew so well, the old stocks, each with its own history, and along the fences the younger swarms hived that year.