Definition of Honeycomb

1. Noun. A structure of small hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax by bees and used to store honey and larvae.

Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure
Group relationships: Beehive, Hive

2. Verb. Carve a honeycomb pattern into. "The cliffs were honeycombed"
Generic synonyms: Fret

3. Noun. A framework of hexagonal cells resembling the honeycomb built by bees.
Generic synonyms: Framework

4. Verb. Penetrate thoroughly and into every part. "The revolutionaries honeycombed the organization"
Generic synonyms: Penetrate, Perforate

5. Verb. Make full of cavities, like a honeycomb.
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Vary

Definition of Honeycomb

1. n. A mass of hexagonal waxen cells, formed by bees, and used by them to hold their honey and their eggs.

Definition of Honeycomb

1. Noun. A structure of hexagonal cells made by bees primarily of wax, to hold their larvae and for storing the honey to feed the larvae and to feed themselves during winter. ¹

2. Noun. Any structure resembling a honeycomb. ¹

3. Noun. (context: construction) voids left in concrete resulting from failure of the mortar to effectively fill the spaces among coarse aggregate particles. ¹

4. Noun. (context: solar cell) texturing the surface of a cell to increase its surface area and capture more sun. ¹

5. Verb. To riddle something with holes, especially in such a pattern. ¹

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Definition of Honeycomb

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Medical Definition of Honeycomb

1. 1. A mass of hexagonal waxen cells, formed by bees, and used by them to hold their honey and their eggs. 2. Any substance, as a easting of iron, a piece of worm-eaten wood, or of triple, etc, perforated with cells like a honeycomb. Honeycomb moth See Reticulum. Origin: AS. Hunigcamb. See Honey, and 1st Comb. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Honeycomb

honeycomb (current term)
honeycomb conjecture
honeycomb lung
honeycomb macula
honeycomb pattern
honeycomb ringworm
honeycomb stomach
honeycomb tripe

Literary usage of Honeycomb

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1. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1866)
"H, A I'mu*,- it means also a state of ulcération resembling a honeycomb. ... for the honeycomb-like depressions in tlm lining membrane of the stomach—the ..."

2. History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania: From the Discovery of the by George Smith (1862)
"Where it is exposed or approaches the surface very nearly, it constitutes what is known as the " Barrens " of Middletown, The "honeycomb" stones before ..."

3. The British Essayists edited by Alexander Chalmers (1808)
"In the mean while, to finish the month, and conclude these my rural speculations, I shall here insert a letter from my friend Will honeycomb, who has not ..."

4. The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose edited by Henry Cabot Lodge, Francis Whiting Halsey (1909)
"WILL honeycomb AND HIS MARRIAGE* MY friend Will honeycomb values himself very much upon what he calls the knowledge of mankind, which has cost him many ..."

5. The Principles and Practice of Veterinary Surgery by William Williams (1894)
"... OB honeycomb RING-WORM—EXPERIMENTS OF (JRUBY THB ... and favus, honeycomb ring-worm, or scald-bead. FAVUS, OK honeycomb ..."

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