from The Century Dictionary.

  • Perforated or excavated like a honeycomb; specifically, having little cells, as cast metal when not solid.
  • Decorated with a honeycomb pattern—either the Mayflower pattern or one of hexagons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Formed or perforated like a honeycomb.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a perforated structure, resembling a honeycomb.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)


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  • That condition of soil known as honeycombed furnishes a peculiarly opportune time for sowing these seeds, as it provides a covering for them while the land is moist, and thus puts them in a position to germinate as soon as growth begins.

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  • The body features a maple top over a "honeycombed" ash core, i.e. the body is porous, i.e. chambered, i.e. you got the picture from the term

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  • 'honeycombed' cotton things we were forced to use unless we were going to be frankly 'poor' and cover our beds with plain patchwork, made up hurriedly and quilted in simple 'fans' in plebeian squares, as poor folk who haven't time for elegant stitches did theirs.

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  • a wormhole! that settles it, done for! perhaps the thing is riddled, or even "honeycombed" in parts.

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  • "honeycombed" with disaffection with respect to the same issues that a trade union could have addressed.


  • There's lots to discover locally – the area is honeycombed with caverns – or for crazy arboreal activity, Go Ape, with its zip wires and tarzan swings is half an hour's drive north-west of the farm.

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  • An image of a taxi-clogged street is set against one of smiling boys in an alleyway; an aerial view of straight avenues, traffic circles, and high-rises is juxtaposed with one of the honeycombed streets of the old town.110


  • Ten years ago, the web was honeycombed with porn infiltrating search results at the most unexpected times--a problem Google had to face developing a spam-free search engine.

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  • But this mine had been so honeycombed over its long history that there were no precise maps.

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  • This mountain is honeycombed with such mines, many over a century old.

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