how to pronounce hive


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hive is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of hive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… but the distance from the hive and they …”

meanings of hive


  1. To collect into a hive.
  2. To enter or possess a hive.
  3. To store in a hive or similarly.
  4. To take shelter or lodgings together; to reside in a collective body.
  5. To form a hive-like entity.


  1. The bees of one hive; a swarm of bees.
  2. A section of the registry.
  3. A place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd.
  4. A structure, whether artificial or natural, for housing a swarm of honeybees.

hive frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word hive occurs in english on average 3.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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