- to gather into or cause to enter a hive.
- to shelter as in a hive.
- to store up in a hive.
- to store or lay away for future use or enjoyment.
- (of bees) to enter a hive.
- to live together in or as in a hive.
- hive off, British. to become transferred from the main body of a commercial or industrial enterprise through the agency of new ownership.
Origin of hive
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Examples from the Web for hived
The White House recently has hived some honeybees, which have proved a point of contention.12 Juicy Bits From Michelle Obama’s Garden Book
May 31, 2012
When the bees are first hived, this is closed by a straw mat.
In this manner they were to be hived, and furnished with stings.John Brown, Soldier of Fortune
Hill Peebles Wilson
So, too, cities that have hived off from larger cities are called colonies.The City of God, Volume I
It is not safe to delay longer than twilight of the day they are hived.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work
Mary Rogers Miller
What has she got to do with the fellow youve got hived up in that shack?Ruth Fielding at Silver Ranch
Alice B. Emerson
- a structure in which social bees live and rear their young
- a colony of social bees
- a place showing signs of great industry (esp in the phrase a hive of activity)
- a teeming crowd; multitude
- an object in the form of a hive
- to cause (bees) to collect or (of bees) to collect inside a hive
- to live or cause to live in or as if in a hive
- (tr) (of bees) to store (honey, pollen, etc) in the hive
- (tr; often foll by up or away) to store, esp for future usehe used to hive away a small sum every week
Word Origin and History for hived
Old English hyf "beehive," from Proto-Germanic *hufiz (cf. Old Norse hufr "hull of a ship"), from PIE *keup- "round container, bowl" (cf. Sanskrit kupah "hollow, pit, cave," Greek kypellon "cup," Latin cupa "tub, cask, vat"). Figurative sense of "swarming, busy place" is from 1630s. As a verb, of bees, etc., "to form themselves into a hive," c.1400; "to put bees in a hive," mid-15c.