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hives

 (hīvz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A rash characterized by intensely itching welts, triggered by the release of histamine and caused by an allergic response to any of multiple agents or conditions, including food, drugs, and infections. Also called nettle rash, urticaria.

[Origin unknown.]

hives

(haɪvz)
n
(Pathology) (functioning as singular or plural) pathol a nontechnical name for urticaria
[C16: of uncertain origin]

hives

(haɪvz)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a transient eruption of large, itchy wheals on the skin usu. caused by an allergic reaction; urticaria.
[1490–1500; orig. Scots; of obscure orig.]

hives

(hīvz)
Itchy welts on the skin that are redder or paler than the surrounding skin. Hives may result from an allergic reaction, but often the cause is unknown.

hives

A skin condition, also known as urticaria, characterized by raised swellings that itch and burn. It is caused by allergies and sometimes injury or cold.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hives - an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red marginshives - an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs
rash, roseola, skin rash, efflorescence - any red eruption of the skin
hypersensitivity reaction - an inappropriate and excessive reaction to an allergen (as pollen or dust or animal hair or certain foods); severity ranges from mild allergy to severe systemic reactions leading to anaphylactic shock
Translations

hives

[haɪvz] NPL (Med) → urticaria fsing

hives

pl (Med) → Nesselausschlag m, → Nesselsucht f; oranges give me hivesvon Orangen krieg ich Auschlag (inf)

hives

n., pl. ronchas, erupción alérgica.

hives

npl ronchas, urticaria (form)
References in classic literature ?
Melissa had all a sound bee's hereditary hatred against the big, squeaking, feathery Thief of the Hives.
I am going to begin by asking him to help me open one of the hives.
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.
He leant back against the hives, and with upturned face made observations on the stars, whose cold pulses were beating amid the black hollows above, in serene dissociation from these two wisps of human life.
The belts of woodland that traverse the lower prairies and border the rivers are peopled by innumerable swarms of wild bees, which make their hives in hollow trees and fill them with honey tolled from the rich flowers of the prairies.
They have here multitudes of bees of various kinds; some are tame, like ours, and form their combs in hives.
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.
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.