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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


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


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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