noun Date: 14th century 1. hive 1 2. something resembling a hive for bees: as a. a scene of crowded activity b. a woman's hairdo that is conical in shapebeehive adjective

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  • Beehive — Bee hive , n. A hive for a swarm of bees. Also used figuratively. [1913 Webster] Note: A common and typical form of beehive was a domeshaped inverted basket, whence certain ancient Irish and Scotch architectural remains are called beehive houses …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • beehive — /ˈbihaɪv / (say beehuyv) noun 1. an artificial shelter for a nest of bees; traditionally dome shaped in the style of the natural nest of the honey bee, but now more commonly box shaped. 2. a nest of bees in the wild, whether in the style of the… …   Australian English dictionary

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