- The definition of honey is something sweet or sticky.
An example of a honey consistency is brown rice syrup.
- Honey is defined as the sweet syrupy substance made by bees from flower nectar, or a term of endearment.
- An example of honey is the liquid many people use to sweeten their tea.
- An example of honey is how a wife might refer to her husband; "my honey."
- Honey means to flatter or speak sweetly to someone.
An example of honey is complimenting someone so they will do something for you.
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- a thick, sweet, syrupy substance that bees make as food from the nectar of flowers and store in honeycombs
- anything like honey in texture, color, etc.
- sweet quality; sweetness
- sweet one; darling; dear: often a term of affectionate address
- ☆ Informal something pleasing or excellent of its kind: a honey of an idea
Origin: Middle English honi, hunig from Old English hunig, akin to German honig (OHG honang) from Indo-European base an unverified form kenekó-, honey-yellow from source Sanskrit kāñcana-, golden
- of or like honey
- sweet; dear
- to make sweet or pleasant as with honey
- to speak sweetly or lovingly to
- to flatter
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noun pl. hon·eys
- 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.
- A sweet substance, such as nectar.
- Sweetness; pleasantness.
- Sugary or ingratiating words; flattery.
- Informal Sweetheart; dear. Used as a term of endearment.
- Informal Something remarkably fine: a honey of a car.
- To sweeten with or as if with honey.
- To cajole with sweet talk.
Origin: Middle English honi, from Old English hunig.