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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.honeymooner - someone recently marriedhoneymooner - someone recently married    
bride - a woman who has recently been married
bridegroom, groom - a man who has recently been married
better half, married person, partner, spouse, mate - a person's partner in marriage
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nHochzeitsreisende(r) mf, → Flitterwöchner(in) m(f)
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The City Council approved on first reading an ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro Yangot, Jr., stated all hotels will be required to prepare a honeymooner's wedding package to those who decide to be wed in the city and avail of their hotel facilities or services.
She is a honeymooner and she explains that her new husband has just disappeared.
Missing: In a very strange death case, police say they have found the body of a Saudi honeymooner in the Caspian Sea, but they have not found the wreckage of the plane in which he was a passenger or the body of the pilot flying it.
Last month a shark dive almost turned deadly for one South African honeymooner after a great white shark attacked the cage; the entire incident caught on (http://www.ibtimes.com/great-white-shark-attack-almost-turns-deadly-honeymooner-south-africa-video-1149529) video .
THE trial of one of the men accused of murdering honeymooner Anni Dewani will begin tomorrow.
The Port Louis-based newspaper was raided by cops searching for the crime scene photographs of the murdered honeymooner.
THE family of murdered honeymooner Michaela McAreavey has labelled the publication of crime scene photographs of her body as reprehensible.
TWO men acquitted of murdering honeymooner Michaela McAreavey in Mauritius last night expressed joy and relief as their lawyers insisted the real culprit could still be found.
He questioned Sgt Poovindren Ramasawmy over its discovery in the honeymooner's room.
The death of a British honeymooner following a shark attack in the Seychelles has cast a shadow over a country known as a tropical paradise.
THOUSANDS of mourners were expected to attend the funeral of murdered honeymooner Michaela McAreavey today at the church where she was married a little over two weeks ago.
Police said honeymooner Osamu Kishimoto, 25, was found dead in his room at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in the Jimbaran area of Bali on Saturday after quarreling with his new wife, who had told him she wanted to be alone.