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hon·ey

 (hŭn′ē)
n. pl. hon·eys
1.
a. A sweet yellowish or brownish viscid fluid produced by various bees from the nectar of flowers and used as food.
b. A similar substance made by certain other insects.
2. A sweet substance, such as nectar or syrup.
3. Sweetness; pleasantness: "The first few years could not have been all honey" (Nadine Gordimer).
4. Informal Sweetheart; dear. Used as a term of endearment.
5. Informal Something remarkably fine: a honey of a car.
tr.v. hon·eyed or hon·ied (hŭn′ēd), hon·ey·ing, hon·eys
1. To sweeten with honey; add honey to.
2. To make pleasant or appealing: His words were honeyed as he spoke.
3. To give a yellow or golden color to.

[Middle English honi, from Old English hunig.]

honey

(ˈhʌnɪ)
n
1. (Cookery) a sweet viscid substance made by bees from nectar and stored in their nests or hives as food. It is spread on bread or used as a sweetening agent
2. (Botany) any similar sweet substance, esp the nectar of flowers
3. anything that is sweet or delightful
4. (often capital) chiefly US and Canadian a term of endearment
5. informal chiefly US and Canadian something considered to be very good of its kind: a honey of a car.
6. (modifier) of, concerned with, or resembling honey
vb, honeys, honeying, honeyed or honied
7. (tr) to sweeten with or as if with honey
8. (often foll by up) to talk to (someone) in a fond or flattering way
[Old English huneg; related to Old Norse hunang, Old Saxon hanig, German Honig, Greek knēkos yellowish, Sanskrit kánaka- gold]
ˈhoney-ˌlike adj

hon•ey

(ˈhʌn i)

n., pl. hon•eys, n.
1. a sweet viscid fluid produced by bees from the nectar collected from flowers and stored in nests or hives as food.
2. this substance as used in cooking or as a spread or sweetener.
3. the nectar of flowers.
4. any of various similarly sweet viscid products produced by insects or in other ways.
5. something sweet, delicious, or delightful: the honey of flattery.
6. Informal.
a. sweetheart; darling.
b. (sometimes cap.) an affectionate or familiar term of address (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, subordinates, etc.).
7. Informal. something especially good of its kind: a honey of a car.
adj.
8. of or like honey; sweet.
9. containing honey.
v.t.
10. to talk flatteringly or endearingly to (often fol. by up).
11. to sweeten or flavor with or as if with honey.
v.i.
12. to use flattery, endearing terms, etc., in an effort to obtain something (often fol. by up).
[before 900; Middle English hony, Old English hunig, c. Old Saxon honeg, -ig, Old High German hona(n)g, Old Norse hunang]
usage: Definition 6b is an affectionate term of address used to a child, sweetheart, etc. However, when used in the workplace or in social interactions with strangers, it is sometimes perceived as insulting or intrusive.

honey


Past participle: honied/honeyed
Gerund: honeying

Imperative
honey
honey
Present
I honey
you honey
he/she/it honeys
we honey
you honey
they honey
Preterite
I honied/honeyed
you honied/honeyed
he/she/it honied/honeyed
we honied/honeyed
you honied/honeyed
they honied/honeyed
Present Continuous
I am honeying
you are honeying
he/she/it is honeying
we are honeying
you are honeying
they are honeying
Present Perfect
I have honied/honeyed
you have honied/honeyed
he/she/it has honied/honeyed
we have honied/honeyed
you have honied/honeyed
they have honied/honeyed
Past Continuous
I was honeying
you were honeying
he/she/it was honeying
we were honeying
you were honeying
they were honeying
Past Perfect
I had honied/honeyed
you had honied/honeyed
he/she/it had honied/honeyed
we had honied/honeyed
you had honied/honeyed
they had honied/honeyed
Future
I will honey
you will honey
he/she/it will honey
we will honey
you will honey
they will honey
Future Perfect
I will have honied/honeyed
you will have honied/honeyed
he/she/it will have honied/honeyed
we will have honied/honeyed
you will have honied/honeyed
they will have honied/honeyed
Future Continuous
I will be honeying
you will be honeying
he/she/it will be honeying
we will be honeying
you will be honeying
they will be honeying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been honeying
you have been honeying
he/she/it has been honeying
we have been honeying
you have been honeying
they have been honeying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been honeying
you will have been honeying
he/she/it will have been honeying
we will have been honeying
you will have been honeying
they will have been honeying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been honeying
you had been honeying
he/she/it had been honeying
we had been honeying
you had been honeying
they had been honeying
Conditional
I would honey
you would honey
he/she/it would honey
we would honey
you would honey
they would honey
Past Conditional
I would have honied/honeyed
you would have honied/honeyed
he/she/it would have honied/honeyed
we would have honied/honeyed
you would have honied/honeyed
they would have honied/honeyed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.honey - a sweet yellow liquid produced by beeshoney - a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees
sweetener, sweetening - something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
mead - made of fermented honey and water
oenomel - wine mixed with honey
2.honey - a beloved personhoney - a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
Verb1.honey - sweeten with honey
dulcify, dulcorate, edulcorate, sweeten - make sweeter in taste
Adj.1.honey - of something having the color of honey
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue

honey

noun
A person who is much loved:
Informal: sweetie.
Idiom: light of one's life.
verb
1. To make superficially more acceptable or appealing:
2. To compliment excessively and ingratiatingly:
Informal: soft-soap, sweet-talk.
3. To persuade or try to persuade by gentle persistent urging or flattery:
Informal: soft-soap, sweet-talk.
Translations
عَسَلحبيبي
мед
mel
meddrahoušek
honningskat
mielo
kallismesi
hunajahunajankeltainenkultamisu
med
mézédesem!
madu
elskanhunang
蜂蜜
벌꿀
mel
medusmedùsaukselisbitė darbininkėmedaus mėnuo
dārgumiņšmedusmīļumiņš
miere
medmiláčik
med
мед
honungälskling
uki
น้ำผึ้ง
медмід
mật ong

honey

[ˈhʌnɪ]
A. N
1. (from bees) → miel f
2. (US) (= form of address) → cariño m
hi, honey!¡hola, cariño!
is everything ok, honey?¿todo bien, cariño or mi vida?
she's a honeyes un encanto
B. CPD honey blonde Nrubia f miel
see also honey-blonde

honey

[ˈhʌni] n
(= food) → miel m honey-coloured
(= darling) → chéri(e)

honey

n
Honig m
(inf: = dear) → Schätzchen nt; she is an absolute honey (= she’s gorgeous)sie ist einfach süß (inf); my mum’s a real honeymeine Mutter ist ein (Gold)schatz (inf)

honey

:
honeybee
n(Honig)biene f
honeybunch
n (inf)Schätzchen nt
honeycomb
n(Bienen)wabe f; (filled with honey also) → Honigwabe f
vt usu passdurchlöchern; the mountain was honeyed with cavesder Berg war von Höhlen durchsetzt
honeydew
nHonigtau m
honeydew melon
nHonigmelone f
honey eater
n (Orn) → Honigfresser m

honey

[ˈhʌnɪ] nmiele m (Am) (fam) → tesoro, amore m

honey

(ˈhani) noun
1. a sweet, thick fluid made by bees from the nectar of flowers. bread and honey.
2. (especially American) darling (used when speaking to someone one loves).
ˈhoneybee noun
a bee in a hive, bred for producing honey.
ˈhoneycomb noun
the mass formed by rows of wax cells in which bees store their honey.
ˈhoneymoon noun
a holiday spent immediately after one's marriage. We went to London for our honeymoon; (also adjective) a honeymoon couple.

honey

عَسَل med honning Honig μέλι miel hunaja miel med miele 蜂蜜 벌꿀 honing honning miód mel мед honung น้ำผึ้ง bal mật ong 蜂蜜

hon·ey

n. miel de abeja.

honey

n miel f (de abeja)
References in classic literature ?
Going into his house he cut slices of bread and spread honey upon them.
The Delawares have been like bears after the honey pots, prowling around my village.
How many aerial voyages might they have made, in quest of honey, or honey-laden, betwixt dawn and sunset
Farther on he beheld great fields of Indian corn, with its golden ears peeping from their leafy coverts, and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty- pudding; and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them, turning up their fair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample prospects of the most luxurious of pies; and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields breathing the odor of the beehive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slap-jacks, well buttered, and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.
Only one sweeter end can readily be recalled --the delicious death of an Ohio honey-hunter, who seeking honey in the crotch of a hollow tree, found such exceeding store of it, that leaning too far over, it sucked him in, so that he died embalmed.
Get away, Mericky, honey,--mammy'll give her baby some fin, by and by.
In such a soil grew Homer and Confucius and the rest, and out of such a wilderness comes the Reformer eating locusts and wild honey.
You'd a ben down dah in de woods widout any dinner, en gittn' mos' drownded, too; dat you would, honey.
None had stolen anything--not money, anyway--a little sugar, or cake, or honey, or something like that, that "Marse Percy wouldn't mind or miss" but not money--never a cent of money.
I ain't got to understandin' this paintin' accident yet," said uncle Jerry jocosely, as he handed Rebecca the honey.
And I may get it as sweet and fresh as the wild honey the bee gathers on the moor.
she said, smiling as sweet as honey, and creeping close up.