hive


hive
hive [hīv]
n.
[ME hyfe < OE, akin to ON hūfr, ship's hull < IE * keup- (< base * keu-, to bend, curve) > L cupa, a tub]
1. a box or other shelter for a colony of domestic bees; beehive
2. a colony of bees living in a hive; swarm
3. a crowd of busy, very active people
4. a place where many people are busy or actively engaged
vt.
hived, hiving
1. to put or gather (bees) into a hive
2. to store up (honey) in a hive
3. to store up for future use; garner
vi.
1. to enter a hive
2. to live together in or as in a hive
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hive off
1. to depart from a group
2. to separate from the whole [hived off the first graders to another playground]

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