hive Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “hive” in the English Dictionary

"hive" in British English

See all translations

hivenoun

uk   us   /haɪv/

hive noun (BEES)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a ​structure where beeslive, ​especially a beehive (= ​container like a ​box) or the ​group of ​beesliving there

hive noun (SKIN CONDITION)

hives [U] a ​condition in which a person's ​skindevelopsredraisedareas: She broke out in hives after ​eatingstrawberries.
(Definition of hive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hive" in American English

See all translations

hivenoun [C]

 us   /hɑɪv/
a ​place where ​beeslive, esp. a beehive (= ​container), or the ​group of ​beesliving there
(Definition of hive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hive”
in Korean 벌집…
in Arabic خَليّة نَحل…
in Malaysian sarang lebah, sekawan lebah…
in French ruche, essaim…
in Russian улей…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蜜蜂, 蜂巢,蜂窩, 蜂群…
in Italian alveare…
in Turkish arı kovanı…
in Polish ul…
in Spanish colmena…
in Vietnamese tổ ong, đàn ong…
in Portuguese colmeia…
in Thai รังผึ้ง, ฝูงผึ้ง…
in German der Bienenkorb, der Bienenschwarm…
in Catalan rusc…
in Japanese ミツバチの巣(箱)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蜜蜂, 蜂巢,蜂窝, 蜂群…
in Indonesian sarang lebah, kawanan lebah…
What is the pronunciation of hive?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More