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.Shak.
(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.Tennyson. 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.Byron.
(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.Decker.
(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.