What does the word hive mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Charles G. D. Roberts
  3. What became of the swarm we expected to hive I do not know. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe