What does HIVE mean?

Definitions for HIVEhaɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hive(noun)

    a teeming multitude

  2. beehive, hive(noun)

    a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees

  3. beehive, hive(verb)

    a structure that provides a natural habitation for bees; as in a hollow tree

  4. hive(verb)

    store, like bees

    "bees hive honey and pollen"; "He hived lots of information"

  5. hive(verb)

    move together in a hive or as if in a hive

    "The bee swarms are hiving"

  6. hive(verb)

    gather into a hive

    "The beekeeper hived the swarm"


  1. hive(Noun)

    A structure for housing a swarm of honeybees.

  2. hive(Noun)

    The bees of one hive; a swarm of bees.

  3. hive(Noun)

    A place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd.

  4. hive(Noun)

    A section of the registry.

  5. hive(Verb)

    To enter or possess a hive.

  6. hive(Verb)

    To form a hive-like entity.

  7. hive(Verb)

    To collect into a hive.

  8. hive(Verb)

    To store in a hive or similarly.

  9. Origin: From hyfe, from hyf, from hūfiz (compare Dutch huif ‘beehive’, Danish dialect huv ‘ship's hull’), from kuhₓp- ‘water vessel’ (compare Latin cupa ‘tub, vat’, Ancient Greek κύπη ‘gap, hole’, κύπελλον ‘beaker’, Sanskrit ‘cave’), from ‘to bend, curve’. The computing term was chosen as an in-joke relating to bees; see .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hive(noun)

    a box, basket, or other structure, for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honeybees

  2. Hive(noun)

    the bees of one hive; a swarm of bees

  3. Hive(noun)

    a place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd

  4. Hive(verb)

    to collect into a hive; to place in, or cause to enter, a hive; as, to hive a swarm of bees

  5. Hive(verb)

    to store up in a hive, as honey; hence, to gather and accumulate for future need; to lay up in store

  6. Hive(verb)

    to take shelter or lodgings together; to reside in a collective body

  7. Origin: [OE. hive, huve, AS. hfe.]


  1. HIVE

    HIVE is an abstract game programming library. It is designed to be simple and easy to understand. As of now, it is only for Microsoft Windows and C/C++.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hive

    hīv, n. a place where bees live and store up honey, whether artificial or natural: a swarm of bees in a box or basket: any busy company.—v.t. to collect into a hive: to lay up in store.—v.i. to take shelter together: to reside in a body.—ns. Hive′-bee, the common honey-bee; Hiv′er; Hive′-nest, a large nest built and occupied by several pairs of birds in common. [A.S. hýf.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HIVE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HIVE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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