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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)







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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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…
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