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Definition of "hive" []

  • A structure for housing bees, especially honeybees. (noun)
  • A colony of bees living in such a structure. (noun)
  • A place swarming with activity. (noun)
  • To collect into a hive. (verb-transitive)
  • To store (honey) in a hive. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hive" in a sentence
  • "I. iii.81 (29,2) When that the general is not like the hive] The meaning is, _When the general is not_ to the army _like the hive_ to the bees, the repository of the stock of every individual, that to which each particular resorts with whatever be has collected for the good of the whole, _what honey is expected_? what hope of advantage?"
  • "Why they are the owners of SinglesNet, the #1 dating site. the hive is a bunch of developers around the world, their website is full of trippy graphics and references to PHP, databases, clustering and all sorts of geekdom."
  • "Eggs and larva are present, and the hive is filled with honey."