Honey definition

hŭnē
Sweet one; darling; dear.
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Sweetness; pleasantness.
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A sweet substance, such as nectar or syrup.
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To sweeten with honey; add honey to.
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To give a yellow or golden color to.
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(informal) Sweetheart; dear. Used as a term of endearment.
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(uncountable) A viscous, sweet fluid produced from plant nectar by bees. Often used to sweeten tea or to spread on baked goods.
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A thick, sweet, syrupy substance that bees make as food from the nectar of flowers and store in honeycombs.
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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."

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The definition of honey is something sweet or sticky.

An example of a honey consistency is brown rice syrup.

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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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Of or like honey.
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To flatter.
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To make pleasant or appealing.

His words were honeyed as he spoke.

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To make sweet or pleasant as with honey.
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(informal) Something remarkably fine.

A honey of a car.

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A sweet yellowish or brownish viscid fluid produced by various bees from the nectar of flowers and used as food.
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A similar substance made by certain other insects.
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(informal) Something pleasing or excellent of its kind.

A honey of an idea.

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Anything like honey in texture, color, etc.
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Sweet quality; sweetness.
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Sweet; dear.
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Yellowish-brown.

Honey-blond hair.

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(countable) A variety of this substance.
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(figuratively) Something sweet or desirable.
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(non-gloss definition, A term of affection.)

Honey, would you take out the trash?

Honey, I'm home.

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(countable, informal) A woman, especially an attractive one.

Man, there are some fine honeys here tonight!

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A spectrum of pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like that of most types of (the sweet substance) honey.

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Describing a thing involving or resembling honey.
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A spectrum of pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like that of most types of honey.
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To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments.
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To be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn.
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To speak sweetly or lovingly to.
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To speak sweetly or lovingly; be very affectionate, attentive, or coaxing.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
honey
Plural:
honeys

Origin of honey

  • Middle English honi from Old English hunig

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English hony, honi, from Old English huniġ, from Proto-Germanic *hunagą (compare West Frisian hunich, German Honig), from earlier *hunangą (compare Swedish honung), from pre-Germanic *kn̥h₂onkós, from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂ónks (gen. *kn̥h₂kós) (compare Middle Welsh canecon (“gold”), Latin (pl.) canicae (“bran”), Tocharian B kronkśe (“bee”), Albanian qengjë (“beehive”), Ancient Greek κνηκός (knēkós, “pale yellow”)), Kurdish şan (“beehive”).

    From Wiktionary