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hon·ey·moon

 (hŭn′ē-mo͞on′)
n.
1. A holiday or trip taken by a newly married couple.
2. An early harmonious period in a relationship: The honeymoon between the new President and the press was soon over.
intr.v. hon·ey·mooned, hon·ey·moon·ing, hon·ey·moons
To go on a honeymoon.

[Perhaps from a comparison of the moon, which wanes as soon as it is full, to the affections of a newly married couple, which are most tender right after marriage.]

hon′ey·moon′er n.

honeymoon

(ˈhʌnɪˌmuːn)
n
1.
a. a holiday taken by a newly married couple
b. (as modifier): a honeymoon cottage.
2. a holiday considered to resemble a honeymoon: a second honeymoon.
3. the early, usually calm period of a relationship, such as a political or business one
vb
(intr) to take a honeymoon
[C16: traditionally explained as an allusion to the feelings of married couples as changing with the phases of the moon]
ˈhoneyˌmooner n

hon•ey•moon

(ˈhʌn iˌmun)

n., v. -mooned, -moon•ing. n.
1. a vacation or trip taken by a newly married couple.
2. the month or so following a marriage.
3. any new relationship characterized by an initial period of harmony and goodwill.
v.i.
4. to spend one's honeymoon (usu. fol. by in or at).
[1540–50]
hon′ey•moon`er, n.

honeymoon


Past participle: honeymooned
Gerund: honeymooning

Imperative
honeymoon
honeymoon
Present
I honeymoon
you honeymoon
he/she/it honeymoons
we honeymoon
you honeymoon
they honeymoon
Preterite
I honeymooned
you honeymooned
he/she/it honeymooned
we honeymooned
you honeymooned
they honeymooned
Present Continuous
I am honeymooning
you are honeymooning
he/she/it is honeymooning
we are honeymooning
you are honeymooning
they are honeymooning
Present Perfect
I have honeymooned
you have honeymooned
he/she/it has honeymooned
we have honeymooned
you have honeymooned
they have honeymooned
Past Continuous
I was honeymooning
you were honeymooning
he/she/it was honeymooning
we were honeymooning
you were honeymooning
they were honeymooning
Past Perfect
I had honeymooned
you had honeymooned
he/she/it had honeymooned
we had honeymooned
you had honeymooned
they had honeymooned
Future
I will honeymoon
you will honeymoon
he/she/it will honeymoon
we will honeymoon
you will honeymoon
they will honeymoon
Future Perfect
I will have honeymooned
you will have honeymooned
he/she/it will have honeymooned
we will have honeymooned
you will have honeymooned
they will have honeymooned
Future Continuous
I will be honeymooning
you will be honeymooning
he/she/it will be honeymooning
we will be honeymooning
you will be honeymooning
they will be honeymooning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been honeymooning
you have been honeymooning
he/she/it has been honeymooning
we have been honeymooning
you have been honeymooning
they have been honeymooning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been honeymooning
you will have been honeymooning
he/she/it will have been honeymooning
we will have been honeymooning
you will have been honeymooning
they will have been honeymooning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been honeymooning
you had been honeymooning
he/she/it had been honeymooning
we had been honeymooning
you had been honeymooning
they had been honeymooning
Conditional
I would honeymoon
you would honeymoon
he/she/it would honeymoon
we would honeymoon
you would honeymoon
they would honeymoon
Past Conditional
I would have honeymooned
you would have honeymooned
he/she/it would have honeymooned
we would have honeymooned
you would have honeymooned
they would have honeymooned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.honeymoon - a holiday taken by a newly married couplehoneymoon - a holiday taken by a newly married couple
holiday, vacation - leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure; "we get two weeks of vacation every summer"; "we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico"
2.honeymoon - the early (usually calm and harmonious) period of a relationship; business or political
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
Verb1.honeymoon - spend a holiday after one's marriage; "they plan to honeymoon in Hawai'i"
holiday, vacation - spend or take a vacation
Translations
شَهْرُ العَسَلشَهْر عَسَل
líbánkysvatební cestanovomanželský
bryllupsrejsehvedebrødsdage
FlitterwochenHonigmond
mesinädaladpulmareis
häämatkakuherruskuukausi
medeni mjesec
nászútmézeshetek
brúîkaupsferî
ハネムーン
신혼 여행
novomanželskýsvadobná cesta
medeni tedni
smekmånad
น้ำผึ้งพระจันทร์
tuần trăng mật

honeymoon

[ˈhʌnɪmuːn]
A. N (lit, fig) → luna f de miel
to go on honeymoonirse de luna de miel
B. VIpasar la luna de miel
C. CPD the honeymoon couple Nla pareja de recién casados
honeymoon period N (Pol) → período m de gracia, cien días mpl

honeymoon

[ˈhʌnimuːn] n
[newly-weds] (= period) → lune f de miel (= trip) → voyage m de noces
They spent their honeymoon in Mauritius → Ils ont passé leur lune de miel à l'île Maurice.
to be on honeymoon [couple] → être en voyage de noces
to go on honeymoon → partir en voyage de noces
(fig)lune f de miel
The honeymoon is over → La lune de miel est terminée.honeymoon period n (fig)lune f de miel
The honeymoon period is over → La lune de miel est terminée.honeymoon suite nsuite f nuptiale

honeymoon

nFlitterwochen pl; (= trip)Hochzeitsreise f; to be on one’s honeymoonin den Flitterwochen/auf Hochzeitsreise sein; where did you go for your honeymoon?wo habt ihr eure Flitterwochen verbracht?, wohin habt ihr eure Hochzeitsreise gemacht?; the honeymoon is over (fig inf)jetzt werden andere Saiten aufgezogen (inf), → die Schonzeit ist vorbei
viseine Hochzeitsreise machen; they are honeymooning in Spainsie sind in Spanien auf Hochzeitsreise

honeymoon

[ˈhʌnɪˌmuːn]

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.

honeymoon

شَهْرُ العَسَل líbánky bryllupsrejse Flitterwochen μήνας του μέλιτος luna de miel häämatka lune de miel medeni mjesec luna di miele ハネムーン 신혼 여행 huwelijksreis bryllupsreise miesiąc miodowy lua de mel медовый месяц smekmånad น้ำผึ้งพระจันทร์ balayı tuần trăng mật 蜜月
References in classic literature ?
May I venture to suggest in ` a honeymoon paradise' that five o'clock is the dinner hour at your hotel?
There was a fable, however,--for such we choose to consider it, though, not impossibly, typical of Judge Pyncheon's marital deportment,--that the lady got her death-blow in the honeymoon, and never smiled again, because her husband compelled her to serve him with coffee every morning at his bedside, in token of fealty to her liege-lord and master.
Thus, then, in our hearts' honeymoon, lay I and Queequeg --a cosy, loving pair.
Now Charlie had got leave from college, and had gone away in his automobile on the next best thing to a honeymoon.
The married couple were enjoying their honeymoon, and entertaining a brilliant circle of friends in their splendid villa, near Lake Pontchartrain, when, one day, a letter was brought to him in that well-remembered writing.
Here was a tragic end to a beautiful honeymoon not yet three months old.
The honeymoon over, I learned my mistake; she was only mad, and shut up in a lunatic asylum.
Linton did not reply to this, I believe; and, in a fortnight more, I got a long letter, which I considered odd, coming from the pen of a bride just out of the honeymoon.
Then there was the other responsibility -- perhaps the heavier of the two -- the responsibility of deciding where he was to go and spend his honeymoon to-morrow.
In my honeymoon, too, when my most inveterate enemy might relent, one would think, and not envy me a little peace of mind and happiness.
they have gone off to spend their honeymoon, and Margaret has written to me twice to say how happy they are together in the Hesperides.
Men are not willing to give up their whole existence to their wives, even during the honeymoon.