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Hive, subst. 1) a receptacle for bees: Lucr. 839. Lucr. 839 All's I, 2, 66. H4B IV, 5, 78. H6A I, 5, 24. Troil. I, 3, 81.
2) a swarm of bees: “an angry h. of bees,” H6B III, 2, 125.
3) a kind of bonnet resembling a hive: “upon her head a platted h. of straw,” Compl. 8.
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