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I hate birthdays. I hate birthday parties. I hate them. I don't know what it is, anybody's only got to come wafting near me with a piece of cake with a candle on and I break out in hives.
Cat Deeley

Meaning of "hives" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HIVES

Of uncertain origin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HIVES

hives  [haɪvz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HIVES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hives is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HIVES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hives

Urticaria

Urticaria commonly referred to as hives, is a kind of skin rash notable for pale red, raised, itchy bumps. Hives might also cause a burning or stinging sensation. Hives are frequently caused by allergic reactions; however, there are many nonallergic causes. Most cases of hives lasting less than six weeks are the result of an allergic trigger. Chronic urticaria is rarely due to an allergy. The majority of chronic hives cases have an unknown cause. In perhaps as many as 30–40% of patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria, it is caused by an autoimmune reaction. Acute viral infection is another common cause of acute urticaria. Less common causes of hives include friction, pressure, temperature extremes, exercise, and sunlight.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HIVES


archives
ˈɑːkaɪvz
chives
ˈtʃaɪvz
drawknives
ˈdrɔːˌnaɪvz
fives
faɪvz
housewives
ˈhaʊsˌwaɪvz
Ives
aɪvz
knives
naɪvz
lives
laɪvz
midwives
ˈmɪdˌwaɪvz
oldwives
ˈəʊldˌwaɪvz
paperknives
ˈpeɪpəˌnaɪvz
penknives
ˈpennaɪvz
pocketknives
ˈpɒkɪtˌnaɪvz
spaewives
ˈspeɪˌwaɪvz
wives
waɪvz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HIVES

hitter
Hittite
HIV
HIV virus
HIV-negative
HIV-positive
HIV-related
hive
hive bee
hive dross
hive off
hiveless
hivelike
hiver
hiveward
hivewards
hiya
Hizbollah
Hizen
hizzoner

WORDS THAT END LIKE HIVES

alewives
butter knives
case knives
combat knives
derivatives
dinner knives
Dives
fish knives
House of Representatives
Maldives
Member of the House of Representatives
Mount of Olives
Olives
palette knives
putty knives
Republic of Maldives
sound archives
steak knives
where one lives
Young Conservatives

Synonyms and antonyms of hives in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HIVES»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hives» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hives

Translation of «hives» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HIVES

Find out the translation of hives to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hives from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hives» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

荨麻疹
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

colmenas
570 millions of speakers

English

hives
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पित्ती
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خلايا النحل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ульи
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

urticária
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আমবাত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

urticaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sarang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nesselsucht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

じんましん
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

두드러기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hives
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phát ban
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

படை நோய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अंगीकारणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kurdeşen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

orticaria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pokrzywka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вулики
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

urticarie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κνίδωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

korwe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nässelfeber
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

elveblest
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hives

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HIVES»

The term «hives» is very widely used and occupies the 16.704 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HIVES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hives

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4 QUOTES WITH «HIVES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hives.
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Cat Deeley
I hate birthdays. I hate birthday parties. I hate them. I don't know what it is, anybody's only got to come wafting near me with a piece of cake with a candle on and I break out in hives.
2
Herman Gorter
The poor peasant here hives under conditions quite different from those of Russia. Though often terrible, they are not as appalling as they were there.
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Brit Marling
I get uncomfortable when people give me presents and watch me open them. I don't have birthday parties, because the idea of a group of people singing and looking at me while I'm blowing out candles gives me hives.
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Patti Smith
I've said this over and over, but I'll say it a million more times - I'm concerned more about the death of a bee than I am about terrorism. Because we're losing hives and bees by the millions because of such strong pesticides.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HIVES»

Discover the use of hives in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hives and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Hives of Sickness: Public Health and Epidemics in New York City
These essays illustrate the relationship between the disease environment of New York and changes in housing, population, social conditions, and the success of medical science, linking such factors to New York's experiences with smallpox, ...
David Rosner, 1995
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The Complete Homeopathic Resource for Common Illnesses
Insect bites cause hives. A fever may also cause hives. The hives are worse from any kind of perspiration (especially when exercising). Useful for swelling and hives that occur after eating strawberries or fish. Hives occur more often on ...
Dennis Chernin, 2006
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Prescription for Nutritional Healing
However, an offending substance need not enter the body to trigger an outbreak of hives. Merely coming into contact with various substances, such as pesticides, soaps, shampoos, hair sprays, residues from laundry products or dry cleaning ...
Phyllis A. Balch, 2006
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Horses For Dummies
Hives can be itchy or not itchy, and swelling of the face and eyelids sometimes occurs with them. In horses, just as in people, hives are the result of an allergic reaction to a substance, either airborne or eaten. Horses prone to hives typically get ...
Audrey Pavia, Janice Posnikoff, D.V.M., 2011
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A New Plan for Speedily Increasing the Number of Bee-hives ...
And which May be Extended, with Equal Success, to England, Ireland, America, Or to Any Other Part of the World Capable of Producing Flowers James Bonner ( writer on bee-keeping.) For 40 hives, purchased from different persons, some of ...
James Bonner (writer on bee-keeping.), 1795
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Natural Health, Natural Medicine: The Complete Guide to ...
Hives One of the more dramatic manifestations of allergy, hives can cause terrific mental and physical discomfort. Usually a response to something ingested (a food or drug), most cases of hives are self-limited. Occasionally hives persist for ...
Andrew Weil, 2004
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Encyclopedia of Folk Medicine: Old World and New World ...
In Scotland, it refers to almost any condition in a child that involves skin eruptions thought to be caused by some internal disorder (Buchan 1994: 110). Use of the term extended further to different types of hives, such as “bowel-hives” (a form of  ...
Gabrielle Hatfield, 2004
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SPIN
We speak better English than Limp Bizkit: Vigilante Carlstroem, Dr. Matt Destruction, Howlin' Petle Almqvist, Chris Dangerous, and Nicholaus Arson of the Hives. Right, we are such a bunch of total babes, and we will hurt you with our guitars: ...
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Homeopathic Remedies: A Quick and Easy Guide to Common ...
The Condition Hives are an allergic reaction that manifests on the skin as extremely itchy welts of varying size. This may appear as crops of small hives or they may coalesce into huge patches. Urticaria, as it is medically termed, can be caused ...
Asa Hershoff, 2000
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Observations on croup or hives: addressed in a letter to A. ...
OBSERVATIONS , ON CROUP OB HIVES. From the American Medical and Philosophical Register, Vol. II. No. 1. New-York, June 28th, 1811. Dear Sir, You some time since requested me to communicate to you in writing the observations I had ...
David Hosack, Alire Raffeneau-Delile, Samuel Latham Mitchill, 1811

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HIVES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hives is used in the context of the following news items.
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This is Easily One of the Weirdest Bee Hives We've Ever Seen - io9
A senior reserves officer was walking through England's Northamptonshire's Pitsford Water Nature Reserve when she spotted what appeared ... «io9, Jul 15»
2
Let them survive These beekeepers save and remove unwanted hives
Joe Howell holds a chunk of hive filled with brood (bee larvae and pupa) cut from the wall of a house with bees hanging off of it that he will ... «Florida Times-Union, Jul 15»
3
Disease outbreak warning to beekeepers as hives destroyed - BBC …
Classic signs of the disease include sunken cappings on cells in hives, which when opened reveal dead larvae with a caramel-like consistency ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
4
Dermatologists address the problem of hives and kids - Digital Journal
When a child breaks out in an itchy rash it could be hives. Most often, this condition is short lasting and not harmful. However, it can distressing ... «Digital Journal, Jul 15»
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Dermatologists Share Tips for Treating Hives in Children
Newswise — SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (July 14, 2015) — Has your child broken out in an itchy rash? If so, it could be a case of hives. Fortunately ... «Newswise, Jul 15»
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Israeli Bumblebees Sent to Japan following Mass Death of Local Hives
The Bees making their way to Japan flew in airy hives, each including a fertile queen accompanied by fifty drones who takes care of all her ... «The Jewish Press, Jul 15»
7
Mphasis Transfers 2000 Employees To Karvy As it Hives Off …
Domestic IT services firm Mphasis will move 2,000 employees to Karvy Data Management Services Ltd (KDMSL) as part of a deal signed to ... «International Business Times, India Edition, Jul 15»
8
Hives 'buzzing' after win over the three Helens
Coming in first place with a 35 was Rhian Hives and in two, three and four were the three Helens - Helen Studd, Helen Andrews and Helen ... «Wales Farmer, Jul 15»
9
Willapa River Beekeeping Club focuses on building healthy hives
The couple is one year into beekeeping and wanted Paul Young to inspect several of their six hives, including two newer ones they started from ... «Daily Astorian, Jul 15»
10
Bee hives are thriving at school
The beekeeping club at Abberley Hall School in Great Witley has managed to keep most of its hives healthy and a bumper crop of summer ... «Worcester News, Jul 15»

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