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Noun: hives  hIvz
  1. 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, food or drugs
    - urtication, urticaria, nettle rash
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"

See also: hive away, hive up

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

Part of: apiary, bee house

Encyclopedia: Hives

Hive, East Riding of Yorkshire