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HIVE, noun

1. A box, chest or kind of basket for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honey-bees. It is made of boards, straw or other materials.

2. A swarm of bees; or the bees inhabiting a hive

3. A company or society together, or closely connected. [Unusual.]

HIVE, verb transitive To collect into a hive; to cause, to enter a hive; as, to hive bees.

1. To contain; to receive, as a habitation, or place of deposit.

Where all delicious sweets are hived.

HIVE, verb intransitive To take shelter or lodging together; to reside in a collective body.