Bees in a honeycomb.
honeycomb definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the structure of six-sided wax cells made by bees to hold their honey or eggs
- anything like this in structure or appearance
Origin: Middle English hunicomb ; from Old English hunigcamb ; from hunig, honey plush camb, comb
- to cause to have many holes like a honeycomb; riddle
- to permeate or undermine: honeycombed with intrigue
to become riddled with holes like a honeycomb
of, like, or patterned after a honeycomb
honeycomb definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A structure of hexagonal, thin-walled cells constructed from beeswax by honeybees to hold honey and larvae.
- Something resembling this structure in configuration or pattern.
- To fill with holes or compartments; riddle: cliffs that were honeycombed with caves and grottoes.
- To form in or cover with a pattern like that of a honeycomb.