HyperDic: hive

English > 6 senses of the word hive:
NOUNgrouphivea teeming / teeming multitude
artifacthive, beehivea man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees
objecthive, beehivea structure that provides a natural habitation for bees
VERBpossessionhivestore, like bees
motionhivemove together in a hive / hive or as if in a hive / hive
contacthivegather into a hive
hive > pronunciation
Soundshhay'v
Rhymesalive ... thrive: 23 rhymes with ayv...
English > hive: 6 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA teeming / teeming multitude.
Broadermultitude, throng, concourseA large gathering of people
Spanishcolmena
English > hive: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees.
Synonymbeehive
Part ofapiary, bee houseA shed containing a number of beehives
NarrowerskepA domed beehive made of twisted straw
BroaderreceptacleA container that is used to put or keep things in
Spanishcolmena de abejas, colmena, panal
Catalanarna, buc, casera, rusc
Verbshivestore, like bees
English > hive: 6 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningA structure that provides a natural habitation for bees; as in a hollow tree.
Synonymbeehive
PartshoneycombA structure of small hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax by bees and used to store honey and larvae
BroadernestA structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
Spanishcolmena, panal
Catalanarna, buc, casera, rusc
English > hive: 6 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningstore, like bees.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "bees hive honey and pollen"
  • "He hived lots of information"
Broaderstore, hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash awayKeep or lay aside for future use
See alsohive awaykeep or lay aside for future use
hive upsave up as for future use
Nounshivea man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees
English > hive: 6 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove together in a hive / hive or as if in a hive / hive.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Broadermeet, gather, assemble, forgather, foregatherCollect in one place
English > hive: 6 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningGather into a hive.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The beekeeper hived the swarm"
Broadergather, garner, collect, pull togetherAssemble or get together

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