Definition of Honey

1. Noun. A sweet yellow liquid produced by bees.

Generic synonyms: Sweetener, Sweetening
Substance meronyms: Mead, Oenomel

2. Verb. Sweeten with honey.
Generic synonyms: Dulcify, Dulcorate, Edulcorate, Sweeten

3. Adjective. Of something having the color of honey.
Similar to: Chromatic

4. Noun. A beloved person; used as terms of endearment.
Exact synonyms: Beloved, Dear, Dearest, Love
Generic synonyms: Lover
Derivative terms: Beloved, Dear, Love, Love

Definition of Honey

1. n. A sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by bees from flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the honeycomb.

2. v. i. To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments; also, to be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn.

3. v. t. To make agreeable; to cover or sweeten with, or as with, honey.

Definition of Honey

1. Noun. A viscous, sweet fluid produced from plant nectar by bees. Often used to sweeten tea or to spread on baked goods. ¹

2. Noun. A variety of this substance. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively) Something sweet or desirable. ¹

4. Noun. A term of affection. ¹

5. Noun. (countable informal) A woman, ''especially'' an attractive one. ¹

6. Noun. A spectrum of pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like that of most types of (the sweet substance) honey. ¹

7. Adjective. Describing a thing involving or resembling honey. ¹

8. Adjective. A spectrum of pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like that of most types of honey. ¹

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Definition of Honey

1. to sweeten with honey (a sweet, viscid fluid) [v HONEYED or HONIED, HONEYING, HONEYS]

Medical Definition of Honey

1. 1. A sweet viscid fluid, especially. That collected by bees from flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the honeycomb. 2. That which is sweet or pleasant, like honey. "The honey of his language." (Shak) 3. Sweet one; a term of endearment. "Honey, you shall be well desired in Cyprus." (Shak) Honey is often used adjectively or as the first part of compound; as, honeydew or honey dew; honey guide or honeyguide; honey locust or honey-locust. Honey ant, one of numerous species of small passerine birds of the family Meliphagidae, abundant in Australia and Oceania; called also honeysucker. Honey flower, the ratel. Origin: OE. Honi, huni, AS. Hunig; akin to OS. Honeg, D. & G. Honig, OHG. Honag, honang, Icel. Hunang, Sw. Haning, Dan. Honning, cf. Gr. Dust, Skr. Kaa grain. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Honey

honest to God
honest woman
honesty is the best policy
honey (current term)
honey-do list
honey-pot ant
honey-pot ants
honey badger
honey badgers
honey bear
honey bears
honey bee
honey bees
honey bell

Literary usage of Honey

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Section of Comb honey. Comb honey Production.— Comb honey is usually put up in little ... The honey in these boxes retails all the way from 12 to 20 cents. ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1892)
"honey FROM THE APHIS OR PLANT LOUSE. , BY DR. HW WILEY. Contributions from the Chemical Laboratory of the US Department of Agriculture. No. 1. ..."

3. An American Anthology, 1787-1900: Selections Illustrating the Editor's by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1900)
"1 wish you mighty My honey, my love ! My honey, my love, my heart's delight — well! ... Hit 'aa mighty for ways fer ter go in de night, My honey, my lone. ..."

4. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"The cells of wax in which the bet stores her honey ... [honey and. comi/^\ Spoken of a piece of ordnance flawed with little cavities by being ill cast. ..."

5. Methods of Practical Hygiene by Karl Bernhard Lehmann (1893)
"In genuine honey non-fermentable carbohydrates, or such as after careful (§ 220) ... In Switzerland honey is sold in quantity by all possible names, ..."

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