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Sense: 1-2
Origin: Old English hyf
Sense: 3
Origin: Origin unknown

hive

1 noun
     
hive1
1 [countable] also beehive a small box where bees are kept, or the bees that live in this box
2

a hive of industry/activity etc

British English a place that is full of people who are very busy:
This marketplace was once a hive of activity.
3

hives

[uncountable]MI a skin disease in which a person's skin becomes red and sore

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