a shelter constructed for housing a colony of honeybees; .
the colony of bees inhabiting a hive.
something resembling a in structure or use.
a place swarming with busy occupants:
a hive of industry.
a swarming or teeming multitude.
verb (used with object), hived, hiving.
to gather into or cause to enter a hive.
to shelter as in a hive.
to store up in a hive.
to store or lay away for future use or enjoyment.
verb (used without object), hived, hiving.
(of bees) to enter a hive.
to live together in or as in a hive.
hive off, British. to become transferred from the main body of a commercial or industrial enterprise through the agency of new ownership.
a structure in which social bees live and rear their young
a colony of social bees
a place showing signs of great industry (esp in the phrase a hive of activity)
a teeming crowd; multitude
an object in the form of a hive
to cause (bees) to collect or (of bees) to collect inside a hive
to live or cause to live in or as if in a hive
(transitive) (of bees) to store (honey, pollen, etc) in the hive
(transitive; often foll by up or away) to store, esp for future use: he used to hive away a small sum every week
Old English hyf “beehive,” from Proto-Germanic *hufiz (cf. Old Norse hufr “hull of a ship”), from PIE *keup- “round container, bowl” (cf. Sanskrit kupah “hollow, pit, cave,” Greek kypellon “cup,” Latin cupa “tub, cask, vat”). Figurative sense of “swarming, busy place” is from 1630s. As a verb, of bees, etc., “to form themselves into a hive,” c.1400; “to put bees in a hive,” mid-15c.
To understand (1935+ West Point)
- Hive bee
noun 1. another name for a honeybee
- Hive dross
noun 1. another name for propolis
noun 1. the property of apparent sentience in a colony of social insects acting as a single organism, each insect performing a specific role for the good of the group. 2. Psychology, Sociology. noun See hive mind noun a type of collective consciousness where individuality is stifled; a state of conformity; also written hivemind
noun 1. the property of apparent sentience in a colony of social insects acting as a single organism, each insect performing a specific role for the good of the group. 2. Psychology, Sociology. noun a type of collective consciousness where individuality is stifled; a state of conformity; also written hivemind