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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mike Connor:

    If you find a hive, leave it alone.

  2. George Lucas:

    Mos Eisley spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

  3. Owner Justin Englehardt:

    I knew it was going to be bad we went around the shed every hive was knocked over, dead bees in the snow, it was terrible.

  4. Siddha Nagarjuna:

    He who does not attempt to make peace When small discords arise, Is like the bee's hive which leaks drops of honey Soon, the whole hive collapses.

  5. Mike Connor:

    Our crews were told that a couple kids had been stung but there were so many bees they couldn't get inside the home, basically they just started putting foam on the front of the house. It wasn't a hive, they were swarming.

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