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1honey

noun hon·ey \ˈhə-nē\

: a thick, sweet substance made by bees

—used to address someone you love

: something that is very good

plural honeys

Full Definition of HONEY

1
a :  a sweet viscid material elaborated out of the nectar of flowers in the honey sac of various bees
b :  a sweet fluid resembling honey that is collected or elaborated by various insects
2
a :  a loved one :  sweetheart, dear
b :  a superlative example
3
:  the quality or state of being sweet :  sweetness
4
:  an attractive woman
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Examples of HONEY

  1. She likes honey in her tea.
  2. Your car is a real honey.

Origin of HONEY

Middle English hony, from Old English hunig; akin to Old High German honag honey, and probably to Sanskrit kāñcana gold, Latin canicae bran
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Insect Terms

drone, entomology, gadfly, pismire, proboscis, vespine

Rhymes with HONEY

2honey

verb
hon·eyed also hon·ied \ˈhə-nēd\ hon·ey·ing

Definition of HONEY

transitive verb
1
:  to sweeten with or as if with honey
2
:  to speak ingratiatingly to :  flatter
intransitive verb
:  to use blandishments or cajolery

Examples of HONEY

  1. <she knew that the hairstylist was honeying her for a reason—the expectation of a generous tip>

First Known Use of HONEY

14th century

Rhymes with HONEY

3honey

adjective

Definition of HONEY

1
:  of, relating to, or resembling honey
2
:  much loved :  dear

First Known Use of HONEY

14th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel
HONEYS Defined for Kids

honey

noun hon·ey \ˈhə-nē\

Definition of HONEY for Kids

1
:  a sweet sticky material made by bees from the nectar of flowers and stored by them in a honeycomb for food
2
:  1darling 1
Medical Dictionary

honey

noun hon·ey \ˈhən-ē\
plural honeys

Medical Definition of HONEY

1
:  a sweet viscid material elaborated out of the nectar of flowers in the honey sac of various bees
2
:  any of various preparations consisting of simple mixtures of medicaments with honey
honey adjective

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