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."
An example of a honey consistency is brown rice syrup.
An example of honey is complimenting someone so they will do something for you.
His words were honeyed as he spoke.
A honey of a car.
A honey of an idea.
Honey, would you take out the trash?
Honey, I'm home.
Man, there are some fine honeys here tonight!
Other Word Forms
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”).