Hive meaning

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A place swarming with activity.
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To collect into a hive.
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To store (honey) in a hive.
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To store up; accumulate.
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To enter and occupy a beehive.
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To live with many others in close association.
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A crowd of busy, very active people.
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A place where many people are busy or actively engaged.
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To put or gather (bees) into a hive.
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To store up (honey) in a hive.
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To store up for future use; garner.
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To enter a hive.
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To live together in or as in a hive.
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A structure for housing a swarm of honeybees.

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The bees of one hive; a swarm of bees.

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A place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd.

A wretched hive of scum and villainy.

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(computing, Microsoft Windows) A section of the registry.
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(intransitive, entomology) To enter or possess a hive.
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(intransitive) To form a hive-like entity.
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To collect into a hive.

To hive a swarm of bees.

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To store in a hive or similarly.
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(intransitive) To take shelter or lodgings together; to reside in a collective body.

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hive off
  • To depart from a group.
  • To separate from the whole.
    hived off the first graders to another playground.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of hive

  • Middle English from Old English hȳf
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English hyfe, from Old English hȳf, from Proto-Germanic *hūbī (compare Dutch huif ‘beehive’, Danish dialect huv ‘ship's hull’), from Proto-Indo-European *kuHp- (“water vessel”) (compare Latin cūpa ‘tub, vat’, Ancient Greek κύπη (kyphē) ‘gap, hole’, κύπελλον (kýpellon) ‘beaker’, Sanskrit kū́pa ‘cave’), from *kew- (“to bend, curve”). The computing term was chosen as an in-joke relating to bees; see .
    From Wiktionary