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hive

noun
 
 
/haɪv/
[C] ( also beehive) a special container where people keep beesAnimal Dwellings - man-madeAnimal dwellings - natural
a hive of activity a place where people are busy and working hardBusy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly
Translations of “hive”
in Korean 벌집…
in Arabic خَليّة نَحل…
in French ruche, essaim…
in Turkish arı kovanı…
in Italian alveare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蜜蜂, 蜂巢,蜂窩, 蜂群…
in Russian улей…
in Polish ul…
in Spanish colmena…
in Portuguese colmeia…
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…
(Definition of hive from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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