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hive


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hive  \Hive\,  n.  [OE.  hive,  huve,  AS  h?fe.] 
  1.  A  box,  basket,  or  other  structure,  for  the  reception  and 
  habitation  of  a  swarm  of  honeybees.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  The  bees  of  one  hive;  a  swarm  of  bees.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  place  swarming  with  busy  occupants;  a  crowd. 
 
  The  hive  of  Roman  liars.  --Tennyson. 
 
  {Hive  bee}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  honeybee. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hive  \Hive\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hived};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hiving}.] 
  1.  To  collect  into  a  hive;  to  place  in  or  cause  to  enter  a 
  hive;  as  to  hive  a  swarm  of  bees. 
 
  2.  To  store  up  in  a  hive,  as  honey;  hence  to  gather  and 
  accumulate  for  future  need  to  lay  up  in  store. 
 
  Hiving  wisdom  with  each  studious  year.  --Byron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hive  \Hive\,  v.  i. 
  To  take  shelter  or  lodgings  together;  to  reside  in  a 
  collective  body.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hive 
  n  1:  a  teeming  multitude 
  2:  a  man-made  receptacle  that  houses  a  swarm  of  bees  [syn:  {beehive}] 
  3:  a  natural  habitation  for  bees;  as  in  a  hollow  tree  [syn:  {beehive}] 
  v  :  store  honey  or  pollen,  as  of  bees 




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