verb (used with object), hived, hiv·ing.
verb (used without object), hived, hiv·ing.
Origin of hive
Synonyms for hive
Examples from the Web for hived
Then there'll be an inspection, and Mallory'll be 'hived' absent after taps.On Guard|Upton Sinclair
He believed that the young bees would surely be tempted to take some exercise before they were hived up for the long winter.The Boy Scouts on the Trail|Herbert Carter
A swarm may be hived in the proper way with far less risk and trouble, and in much less time.Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee|L. L. Langstroth
Bess was herded, not to say hived, and her childish days were days of captivity.The President|Alfred Henry Lewis
What it has hived up so painfully through many a studious year comes now to be common property.Adventures In Contentment|David Grayson
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.