Definition of hive noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//haɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//haɪv//
    Groups of animals, Animal homes
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  1. 1(also beehive) [countable] a structure made for bees to live in studying the life of bees in the hive See related entries: Animal homes
  2. 2[countable] the bees living in a hive See related entries: Groups of animals
  3. 3[countable, usually singular] a hive of activity/industry a place full of people who are busy
  4. 4 hives [uncountable] = urticaria
  5. Word OriginOld English hȳf, of Germanic origin.

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