Hive bee(Zoöl.), the honeybee.

(Hive), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hived ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hiving.]

1. To collect into a hive; to place in, or cause to enter, a hive; as, to hive a swarm of bees.

2. To store up in a hive, as honey; hence, to gather and accumulate for future need; to lay up in store.

Hiving wisdom with each studious year.

(Hive), v. i. To take shelter or lodgings together; to reside in a collective body. Pope.

(Hive"less), a. Destitute of a hive. Gascoigne.

(Hiv"er) n. One who collects bees into a hive.

(Hives) n. [Scot.; perh. akin to E. heave.] (Med.) (a) The croup. (b) An eruptive disease (Varicella globularis), allied to the chicken pox.

(Hizz) v. i. To hiss. [Obs.] Shak.

(Ho) pron. Who. [Obs.] In some Chaucer MSS.

(Ho, Hoa) n. [See Ho, interj., 2.] A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.

There is no ho with them.

(Ho, Hoa) interj. [Cf. F. & G. ho.]

1. Halloo! attend! — a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach. "What noise there, ho?" Shak. "Ho! who's within?" Shak.

1. To this place; to a prescribed limit.

Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further.
Job xxxviii. 11.

2. Up to this time; as yet; until now.

The Lord hath blessed me hitherto.
Josh. xvii. 14.

(Hith"er*ward) adv. [AS. hiderweard.] Toward this place; hither.

Marching hitherward in proud array.

(Hit"ter) n. One who hits or strikes; as, a hard hitter.

(Hive) n. [OE. hive, huve, AS. hfe.]

1. A box, basket, or other structure, for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honeybees. Dryden.

2. The bees of one hive; a swarm of bees. Shak.

3. A place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd.

The hive of Roman liars.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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