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Hive vs. Honeycomb

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  • Hive (noun)

    A structure, whether artificial or natural, for housing a swarm of honeybees.

  • Hive (noun)

    The bees of one hive; a swarm of bees.

  • Hive (noun)

    A place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd.

  • Hive (noun)

    A section of the registry.

  • Hive (verb)

    To enter or possess a hive.

  • Hive (verb)

    To form a hive-like entity.

  • Hive (verb)

    To collect into a hive.

    "to hive a swarm of bees"

  • Hive (verb)

    To store in a hive or similarly.

  • Hive (verb)

    To take shelter or lodgings together; to reside in a collective body.

  • Honeycomb (noun)

    A structure of hexagonal cells made by bees primarily of wax, to hold their larvae and for storing the honey to feed the larvae and to feed themselves during winter.

  • Honeycomb (noun)

    Any structure resembling a honeycomb.

    "The wood porch was a honeycomb of termite tunnels before we replaced it."

  • Honeycomb (noun)

    Voids left in concrete resulting from failure of the mortar to effectively fill the spaces among coarse aggregate particles.

  • Honeycomb (noun)

    Manufactured material used manufacture light, stiff structural components using a sandwich design.

  • Honeycomb (noun)

    The texture of the surface of a solar cell, intended to increase its surface area and capture more sunlight.

  • Honeycomb (noun)

    A space-filling packing of polytopes in 3- or higher-dimensional space.

  • Honeycomb (verb)

    To riddle something with holes, especially in such a pattern.

    "Termites will honeycomb a porch made of untreated pine."

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  • Hive (noun)

    A box, basket, or other structure, for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honeybees.

  • Hive (noun)

    The bees of one hive; a swarm of bees.

  • Hive (noun)

    A place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd.

  • Hive

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

  • Hive

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

  • Hive (verb)

    To take shelter or lodgings together; to reside in a collective body.

  • Honeycomb (noun)

    A mass of hexagonal waxen cells, formed by bees, and used by them to hold their honey and their eggs.

  • Honeycomb (noun)

    Any substance, as a easting of iron, a piece of worm-eaten wood, or of triple, etc., perforated with cells like a honeycomb.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Hive (noun)

    a teeming multitude

  • Hive (noun)

    a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees

  • Hive (noun)

    a structure that provides a natural habitation for bees; as in a hollow tree

  • Hive (verb)

    store, like bees;

    "bees hive honey and pollen"

    "He hived lots of information"

  • Hive (verb)

    move together in a hive or as if in a hive;

    "The bee swarms are hiving"

  • Hive (verb)

    gather into a hive;

    "The beekeeper hived the swarm"

  • Honeycomb (noun)

    a framework of hexagonal cells resembling the honeycomb built by bees

  • Honeycomb (verb)

    carve a honeycomb pattern into;

    "The cliffs were honeycombed"

  • Honeycomb (verb)

    penetrate thoroughly and into every part;

    "the revolutionaries honeycombed the organization"

  • Honeycomb (verb)

    make full of cavities, like a honeycomb

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