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Hive \Hive\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hived; p. pr. & vb. n. Hiving.]

  1. To collect into a hive; to place in, or cause to enter, a hive; as, to hive a swarm of bees.

  2. To store up in a hive, as honey; hence, to gather and accumulate for future need; to lay up in store.

    Hiving wisdom with each studious year.


vb. (en-past of: hive)

Usage examples of "hived".

I ducked just in time to keep from getting my head blowed off, and catched most of the double-charge in my shoulder, whilst the rest hived in the seat of Steve Kirby's britches.

The breeding queens and their young are hived in fortress asteroids, remote from their prey.

They had been several wild shots fired during the melee and one of ‘em must have hived in Miss Margaret's winder.

Subroutines hived off the main code set as it cut into the heart of the computer.

The solid column of refugees emerging from the station was slowly breaking apart as Colin's co-workers hived off small groups and led them away.

Because it had been hived into the bleak rock of Thanatos Minor, a planetoid which sailed the vacuum a few million kilo meters inside the borders of forbidden space, it had little or nothing to fear from overt assault.