American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sweet yellowish or brownish viscid fluid produced by various bees from the nectar of flowers and used as food.
- n. A similar substance made by certain other insects.
- n. A sweet substance, such as nectar.
- n. Sweetness; pleasantness.
- n. Sugary or ingratiating words; flattery.
- n. Informal Sweetheart; dear. Used as a term of endearment.
- n. Informal Something remarkably fine: a honey of a car.
- v. To sweeten with or as if with honey.
- v. To cajole with sweet talk.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sweet viscid fluid collected from the nectaries of flowers and elaborated for food by several kinds of insects, especially by the honey-bee, Apis mellifica. It is deposited by the honey-bee in the cells of the honeycomb. Honey, when pure, is of a whitish color tinged with yellow, of a spicy sweetness and an agreeable smell; it is soluble in water, and becomes vinous by fermentation. It is essentially a solution of dextrose and levulose with volatile oils and occasionally cane-sugar. Bees often fill their cells with other substances than the nectar of flowers, as molasses, honeydew, or the juices of fruits, but the product is not true honey.
- n. Figuratively, sweetness or charm.
- n. Sweet one; darling: a trivial word of endearment.
- Having the nature of honey; sweet; luscious.
- To cover with or as with honey; sweeten; make delicious: as, “honeyed lines of rhyme,”
- To talk sweetly to; coax; flatter.
- To become sweet; be or become complimentary or tender; use endearments; talk fondly.
- n. uncountable A viscous, sweet fluid produced from plant nectar by bees. Often used to sweeten tea or to spread on baked goods.
- n. countable A variety of this substance.
- n. figuratively Something sweet or desirable.
- n. A term of affection.
- n. countable, informal A woman, especially an attractive one.
- n. A spectrum of pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like that of most types of (the sweet substance) honey.
- adj. Describing a thing involving or resembling honey.
- adj. A spectrum of pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like that of most types of honey.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by bees from flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the honeycomb.
- n. That which is sweet or pleasant, like honey.
- n. Sweet one; -- a term of endearment.
- v. To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments; also, to be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn.
- v. To make agreeable; to cover or sweeten with, or as with, honey.
- n. a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees
- adj. of something having the color of honey
- v. sweeten with honey
- n. a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
- Middle English hony, honi, from Old English huniġ, from Proto-Germanic *hunagan (cf. West Frisian hunich, German Honig), from earlier *hunangan (cf. Swedish honung), from pre-Germanic *kn̥h₂onkós, from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂ónks (gen. *kn̥h₂kós) (cf. Middle Welsh canecon ("gold"), Latin (pl.) canicae ("bran"), Tocharian B kronkśe ("bee"), Albanian qengjë ("beehive"), Ancient Greek κνηκός (knēkós, "pale yellow")), Kurdish şan ("beehive"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English honi, from Old English hunig. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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