noun, plural hon·eys.
verb (used with object), hon·eyed or hon·ied, hon·ey·ing.
verb (used without object), hon·eyed or hon·ied, hon·ey·ing.
Origin of honey
Related Words for honeysweetheart, nectar, sweet, dear, darling, flattery, deary, dearie, alveolus, precious, halvah
Examples from the Web for honey
Contemporary Examples of honey
Ancient Romans exchanged gifts of figs and honey and would make sure to work part of the day as a good omen for the coming year.New Year’s Eve, Babylon Style
December 31, 2014
Maybe our dear bear should sit quietly, not chase piglets and just eat berries and honey.After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug
December 18, 2014
We can thank Lisa Kudrow for the rise of celeb reality TV—Real Housewives, the Kardashians, Honey Boo Boo and its ilk.How Lisa Kudrow Pulled Off TV’s Ultimate ‘Comeback’
November 6, 2014
Still, not everything has been milk and honey when it comes to trans issues in the Holy Land.
As quickly as Honey Boo Boo came, there she goes—even more quickly.The Shocking Rise and Fall of ‘Honey Boo Boo’
October 24, 2014
Historical Examples of honey
What mattered it that the honey of it was as ashes in her mouth?Within the Law
"It's not the least mite I'm blaming you, honey," said Katy.Her Father's Daughter
We shall find flowers as large as trees, fruits sweeter than honey.The Dream
Was he loaded with millet-seed on one side and honey on the other?Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The waitress had brought the tea and bread and honey, and they waited until she had gone.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
verb honeys, honeying, honeyed or honied
Word Origin for honey
Old English hunig, from Proto-Germanic *hunagam- (cf. Old Norse hunang, Swedish honung, Old Saxon huneg, Old Frisian hunig, Middle Dutch honich, Dutch honig, Old High German honang, German Honig "honey"); perhaps from PIE *k(e)neko- "yellow, golden" (cf. Sanskrit kancanum, Welsh canecon "gold"). The more common Indo-European word is represented by Gothic miliþ (from PIE *melith "honey;" see Melissa). A term of endearment from at least mid-14c. Meaning "anything good of its kind" is 1888, American English.
mid-14c., from honey (n.). Related: Honeyed; honeying.