a hive of activity

a place where everyone is very busy

Waikiki, one of the world's best known beaches, is a hive of activity.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • hive of activity — noun A very busy place. As more and more people arrived, the office became a hive of activity …   Wiktionary

  • (a) hive of activity — a hive of activity phrase a place where everyone is very busy Waikiki, one of the world’s best known beaches, is a hive of activity. Thesaurus: busy places and times and describing busy places and timessynonym Main entry: hive …   Useful english dictionary

  • hive — [[t]ha͟ɪv[/t]] hives, hiving, hived 1) N COUNT A hive is the same as a beehive. 2) N COUNT: N of n (approval) If you describe a place as a hive of activity, you approve of the fact that there is a lot of activity there or that people are busy… …   English dictionary

  • hive — hive1 [haıv] n [Sense: 1 2; Origin: Old English hyf] [Sense: 3; Origin: Origin unknown] 1.) also beehive a small box where ↑bees are kept, or the bees that live in this box 2.) a hive of industry/activity etc BrE …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • activity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ frantic, frenetic, heightened, increased, intense ▪ The scene was one of frenetic activity. ▪ criminal, illegal …   Collocations dictionary

  • hive — /haɪv / (say huyv) noun 1. a shelter for honey bees; a beehive. 2. the bees inhabiting a hive. 3. something resembling a beehive in structure or use. 4. a place swarming with busy occupants: a hive of industry. 5. a swarming or teeming multitude …   Australian English dictionary

  • hive — I UK [haɪv] / US noun [countable] Word forms hive : singular hive plural hives a) a container in which bees live and make honey b) all the bees that live in a hive • a hive of activity II UK [haɪv] / US verb Word forms hive : present tense… …   English dictionary

  • hive — hive1 [ haıv ] noun count a container in which BEES live and make HONEY a. all the bees that live in a hive a hive of activity a place where everyone is very busy hive hive 2 [ haıv ] verb ,hive off phrasal verb transitive 1. ) to consider… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hive — noun 1》 a beehive. 2》 a very busy place: a hive of activity. verb 1》 place (bees) in a hive. 2》 (hive something off) chiefly Brit. separate something from a larger group or organization. Origin OE hȳf, of Gmc origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • hive — [haɪv] noun [C] a place in which BEES live and make HONEY • a hive of activity a place where everyone is very busy[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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