Part of speech: verb

To cause to enter a hive; store, as honey; enter or dwell in a hive.

Part of speech: noun

A structure in which bees may dwell; also, a colony of bees; a busy place.

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Usage examples "hive":

  1. There, by the blacksmith's forge, beside the street, Its blossoms white and sweet Enticed the bees, until it seemed alive, And murmured like a hive. - "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  2. The whole interior of their hive was exposed to the glare of daylight, and their one thought now was to save all they could. - "Children of the Wild", Charles G. D. Roberts.
  3. What became of the swarm we expected to hive I do not know. - "Nature's Serial Story", E. P. Roe.