noun (used with a singular or plural verb) Pathology.
Origin of hives
Words nearby hives
Definition for hives (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), hived, hiv·ing.
verb (used without object), hived, hiv·ing.
Origin of hive
OTHER WORDS FROM hivehive·less, adjectivehive·like, adjectivehiv·er, noun
Example sentences from the Web for hives
That kind of slightly over-anxious, wrapping up of objects in connoisseurship brings me out in hives.The Writer and the Potter: Edmund De Waal on his New York Debut|Iain Millar|September 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Despite the problems, the number of hives hasn't fallen since CCD first showed up in 2006.
Because beekeepers have responded to the loss of hives by creating new ones.
He is financially successful and his only debt is school loans but the thought of a household budget spreadsheet gives him hives.
I refer here mostly to the debt-ceiling fiasco, the thought of which still gives me hives.Michael Tomasky on What Sullivan and Frum Get Wrong About Obama|Michael Tomasky|January 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The hives were brought out and paid for and stowed in the back of the car.The Windy Hill|Cornelia Meigs
A Bear, climbing over the fence into a place where Bees were kept, began to plunder the Hives, and rob them of their honey.sop's Fables|sop
Honey may be safely removed from the surplus honey boxes of my hives, even by the most timid.
After this escape, she became quite a heroine, and would undertake the most hazardous employments about the hives.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4)|William Kirby
By packing cotton or wool around it, it might be used in most hives, even in the dead of Winter.