hon|ey

hon|ey «HUHN ee», noun, plural hon|eys, adjective, verb, hon|eyed or hon|ied, hon|ey|ing.
–n.
1. a thick, sweet, yellow or golden liquid, good to eat, that bees make out of the nectar they collect from flowers.
2. any one of various similar substances produced by insects or in other ways.
3. the drop of liquid found in many flowers that draws bees to them.
4. Figurative. something sweet like honey; sweetness: »

the honey of flattery. Death hath sucked the honey of thy breath (Shakespeare).

6. a color like that of honey.
–adj.
1. of or like honey; sweet; honeyed.
–v.t.
1. to sweeten with or as if with honey.
2. to talk sweetly to; flatter.
–v.i.
1. to talk sweetly; use endearments.
2. Figurative. to become sweet or agreeable: »

his tutor, rough to common men, But honeying at the whisper of a lord (Tennyson).

[Old English hunig]
hon´ey|less, adjective.
hon´ey|like´, adjective.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hon — ⇒HON, interj. Vx. [Marquait divers affects tels que le mécontentement, le doute, l étonnement] Madame d Ermel : Généralement, on est très ingrat envers Dieu. Jacobus : Hon! Hon! Madame d Ermel : Est ce que vous niez cela, monsieur? Jacobus : Eh… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • HON — ist die Abkürzung für: das olympische Länderkürzel für Honduras die Stiftung Health On the Net Foundation den höchsten Status (HON Circle Member) bei Miles More, dem Vielfliegerprogramm der Lufthansa das Online Spiel Heroes of Newerth Honorar… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Hon. — Hon. is an abbreviation of (1) honourable, especially in parliamentary contexts (The Hon. Member for Lincoln) and as a courtesy title given to sons and daughters of members of the nobility and to civic dignitaries such as the Lord Mayor of London …   Modern English usage

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  • hon|or|ar|y — «ON uh REHR ee», adjective, noun, plural ar|ies. –adj. 1. given or done as an honor: »The university will award honorary degrees to three prominent scientists. The simple crown of olive, an honorary reward (George Grote). 2. as an honor only;… …   Useful english dictionary

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