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English noun: hive

1. hive (group) a teeming multitude


Broader (hypernym)concourse, multitude, throng

2. hive (artifact) a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees


Synonymsbeehive


Broader (hypernym)receptacle


Narrower (hyponym)skep


Part meronymapiary, bee house

3. hive (object) a structure that provides a natural habitation for bees; as in a hollow tree


Synonymsbeehive


Broader (hypernym)nest


Part holonymhoneycomb


English verb: hive

1. hive (possession) store, like bees


SamplesBees hive honey and pollen.
He hived lots of information.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away, store

2. hive (motion) move together in a hive or as if in a hive


SamplesThe bee swarms are hiving.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet

3. hive (contact) gather into a hive


SamplesThe beekeeper hived the swarm.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)collect, garner, gather, pull together









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