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honey

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noun hon·ey \ˈhə-nē\

Definition of honey

plural

honeys

  1. 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. 2 a :  a loved one :  sweetheart, dear b :  a superlative example

  3. 3 :  the quality or state of being sweet :  sweetness

  4. 4 :  an attractive woman

Examples of honey in a sentence

  1. She likes honey in her tea.

  2. Your car is a real honey.

Origin and Etymology 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


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honey

verb hon·ey

Definition of honey

honeyed

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honied

play \ˈhə-nēd\

honeying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to sweeten with or as if with honey

  3. 2 :  to speak ingratiatingly to :  flatter

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to use blandishments or cajolery

Examples of honey in a sentence

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

14th Century

First Known Use of honey

14th century


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honey

adjective hon·ey

Definition of honey

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or resembling honey

  2. 2 :  much loved :  dear

14th Century

First Known Use of honey

14th century



HONEY Defined for English Language Learners

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honey

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noun hon·ey \ˈhə-nē\

Definition of honey for English Language Learners

  • : a thick, sweet substance made by bees

  • —used to address someone you love

  • : something that is very good


HONEY Defined for Kids

honey

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noun hon·ey \ˈhə-nē\

Definition of honey for Students

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

  2. 2 :  1darling 1


Medical Dictionary

honey

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noun hon·ey \ˈhən-ē\

Medical Definition of honey

plural

honeys

  1. 1:  a sweet viscid material elaborated out of the nectar of flowers in the honey sac of various bees

  2. 2:  any of various preparations consisting of simple mixtures of medicaments with honey

honey

adjective


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