hive \ ˈhīv \
before 12th century{ds||1|a|}
  • a container for housing honeybees
  • the usually aboveground nest of bees
  • a colony of bees


hive \
14th century{ds|i|1||}
  • to enter and take possession of a hive
  • to reside in close association
  • to collect into a hive

hive mind

hive mind \ ˈhīv-ˌmīnd \
  • the collective mental activity expressed in the complex, coordinated behavior of a colony of social insects (such as bees or ants) regarded as comparable to a single mind controlling the behavior of an individual organism
  • the collective thoughts, ideas, and opinions of a group of people (such as Internet users) regarded as functioning together as a single mind

hive off

hive off \
circa 1856{ds|i|||}
  • to break away from or as if from a group : become separate
  • to make separate: such as
  • to remove from a group
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