honey

honey [hun′ē]
n.
pl. honeys [ME honi, hunig < OE hunig, akin to Ger honig (OHG honang) < IE base * kenekó-, honey-yellow > Sans kāñcana-, golden]
1. a thick, sweet, syrupy substance that bees make as food from the nectar of flowers and store in honeycombs
2.
a) anything like honey in texture, color, etc.
b) sweet quality; sweetness
3. sweet one; darling; dear: often a term of affectionate address
4. Informal something pleasing or excellent of its kind [a honey of an idea]
adj.
1. of or like honey
2. sweet; dear
vt.
honeyed or honied, honeying
1. to make sweet or pleasant as with honey
2. to speak sweetly or lovingly to
3. to flatter
vi.
to speak sweetly or lovingly; be very affectionate, attentive, or coaxing

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Honey — Hon ey (h[u^]n [y^]), n. [OE. honi, huni, AS. hunig; akin to OS. honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag, honang, Icel. hunang, Sw. h[*a]ning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ko nis dust, Skr. ka[.n]a grain.] 1. A sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by bees… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Honey — steht für: Gary Honey (* 1959), australischer Leichtathlet Honey Bane (* 1964), britische Sängerin und Schauspielerin Honey Gordon (* 19**), US amerikanische Jazzsängerin Honey Twins, deutsches Gesangstrio Bal – Honig (englischsprachiger… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Honey — Honey, Honey «Honey, Honey» Сингл ABBA c альбома «Waterloo» Выпущен апрель 1974 Формат 7 Single Записан 17 октября 1973 Жанр поп/ …   Википедия

  • HONEY — (Heb. דְּבָשׁ). The principal honey of Israel seems to have been a thick syrup made from either grapes or dates, called dibs in Arabic. It is often mentioned in lists of foodstuffs of the land (e.g., Deut. 8:8; II Sam. 17:29; II Chron. 31:5; for… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Honey — «Honey» redirige aquí. Para otras acepciones, véase Honey (desambiguación). Honey Municipio de México …   Wikipedia Español

  • Honey — Hon ey, v. t. To make agreeable; to cover or sweeten with, or as with, honey. [1913 Webster] Canst thou not honey me with fluent speech? Marston. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Honey — Hon ey, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Honeyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Honeying}.] To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments; also, to be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn. Honeying and making love. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Honey — f English: from the vocabulary word, Old English huneg. Honey was used throughout the Middle Ages in place of sugar (which was only introduced from the New World in the 16th century), and the word has long been used as an expression of endearment …   First names dictionary

  • honey — ► NOUN (pl. honeys) 1) a sweet, sticky yellowish brown fluid made by bees from flower nectar. 2) chiefly N. Amer. darling; sweetheart. 3) informal an excellent example: it s a honey of a movie. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

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