Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: hive  hIv
  1. A teeming multitude
     
  2. A man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees
    - beehive
     
  3. A structure that provides a natural habitation for bees; as in a hollow tree
    - beehive
Verb: hive  hIv
  1. Store, like bees
    "bees hive honey and pollen"; "He hived lots of information"
     
  2. Move together in a hive or as if in a hive
    "The bee swarms are hiving"
     
  3. Gather into a hive
    "The beekeeper hived the swarm"

Derived forms: hived, hives, hiving

See also: hive away, hive up

Type of: assemble, collect, concourse, foregather, forgather, garner, gather, hive away, lay in, meet, multitude, nest, pull together, put in, receptacle, salt away, stack away, stash away, store, throng

Part of: apiary, bee house

Encyclopedia: Hive, East Riding of Yorkshire