AskDefine | Define hive

Dictionary Definition



1 a teeming multitude
2 a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees [syn: beehive]
3 a structure that provides a natural habitation for bees; as in a hollow tree [syn: beehive]


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"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A box, basket, or other structure, for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honeybees.
  2. The bees of one hive; a swarm of bees.
  3. A place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd.

Derived terms


a box or basket for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honeybees
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Extensive Definition

Hive may refer to:

In science

  • Beehive, a colony of bees or the shelter built for or by the bees
  • Hives, non-medical popular language name for Urticaria, a common form of allergic reaction
  • Hives, the highest level of organization in the Windows Registry

In the arts

In business

  • HIVE (ISP), an ISP in Iceland, founded in 2004
  • HIVE is a game programming library


See also

hive in Korean: 하이브

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