Hives



[hahyvz] /haɪvz/

noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) Pathology.
1.
any of various eruptive conditions of the skin, as the wheals of urticaria.
[hahyv] /haɪv/
noun
1.
a shelter constructed for housing a colony of honeybees; .
2.
the colony of bees inhabiting a hive.
3.
something resembling a in structure or use.
4.
a place swarming with busy occupants:
a hive of industry.
5.
a swarming or teeming multitude.
verb (used with object), hived, hiving.
6.
to gather into or cause to enter a hive.
7.
to shelter as in a hive.
8.
to store up in a hive.
9.
to store or lay away for future use or enjoyment.
verb (used without object), hived, hiving.
10.
(of bees) to enter a hive.
11.
to live together in or as in a hive.
Verb phrases
12.
hive off, British. to become transferred from the main body of a commercial or industrial enterprise through the agency of new ownership.
/haɪvz/
noun
1.
(functioning as singular or pl) (pathol) a nontechnical name for urticaria
/haɪv/
noun
1.
a structure in which social bees live and rear their young
2.
a colony of social bees
3.
a place showing signs of great industry (esp in the phrase a hive of activity)
4.
a teeming crowd; multitude
5.
an object in the form of a hive
verb
6.
to cause (bees) to collect or (of bees) to collect inside a hive
7.
to live or cause to live in or as if in a hive
8.
(transitive) (of bees) to store (honey, pollen, etc) in the hive
9.
(transitive; often foll by up or away) to store, esp for future use: he used to hive away a small sum every week
n.

c.1500 hyvis “itchy condition of the skin,” origin unknown. Some writers connect it with heave because hives erupt out from the skin, but the phonetics of that are difficult to explain.
n.

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.

hives (hīvz)
pl.n.
See urticaria.
hives
(hīvz)
A skin condition characterized by transient, itching welts, usually resulting from an allergic reaction.

A condition characterized by the sudden appearance of red, raised areas on the skin that itch severely. Hives may be caused by an allergic reaction (see allergy) to foods or other substances.

verb

To understand (1935+ West Point)

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