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noun uk   /haɪv/ us  

hive noun (BEES)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a structure where bees live, especially a beehive (= container like a box) or the group of bees living thereAnimal groupingsAnimal Dwellings - man-madeAnimal dwellings - natural

hive noun (SKIN CONDITION)

hives [U] a condition in which a person's skin develops red raised areas: She broke out in hives after eating strawberries.Skin complaints and blemishes
(Definition of hive from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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