verb (used with object), hived, hiv·ing.
verb (used without object), hived, hiv·ing.
Origin of hive
Examples from the Web for hive
The drones, as it were, had to rest at their stations, constantly maintaining the hive for the greater good.The Secret Soviet Power Bunker—in Latvia, a Hiding Place for the Elite|Brandon Presser|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since the mid-19th century, Sicily has been known as a hive of Mafioso activity.
This conservative, evangelical megachurch, just outside San Diego, is a hive of activity on a Sunday morning.Even After Hobby Lobby, the Religious Right is Still Terrified|Gene Robinson|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Burt called on his beekeeper pal, who scooped up the bees from the fencepost with his bare hands, and dumped them into a hive.Burt’s Bees Co-Founder Burt Shavitz on the Doc ‘Burt’s Buzz,’ and Losing Millions|Marlow Stern|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The honey cart full, Andrew puts the roof back on the hive and we take the elevator down to the second-floor kitchen.
From the Masovians, who are great people to multiply, and who increase like bees in a hive, are descended most of those colonists.Hania|Henryk Sienkiewicz
And in case a hum was heard that sounded like a hive, a certain cry, twice repeated, was to summon all the others to the spot.The Boy Scouts on the Trail|Herbert Carter
Man helps in this work, but woman leads; the hive is always in confusion without the queen bee.Household Papers and Stories|Harriet Beecher Stowe
The workers chew them (they are useless unchewed) into the all-supporting, all-embracing Wax of the Hive.Actions and Reactions|Rudyard Kipling
Nuova and Hero were not only saved, but they were become in a second King and Queen of the hive.Nuova|Vernon Kellogg
Word Origin for hive
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.