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.
- honesty box,
- honesty is the best policy,
- honey ant,
- honey badger,
- honey bear,
- honey bucket,
- honey bun
Origin of honey
Examples from the Web for 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.
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|Anna Nemtsova|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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’|Kevin Fallon|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
First of all, we must find where the honey is, then we can come back and get it.Father Bear and Bobby Bear|Howard B. Famous
Binti Ali took a large pumpkin and filled it with honey and placed it on her bed, and she herself got under the bed.Black Tales for White Children|C. H. Stigand
I see the drops of honey welling out, lapped up by the glutton as soon as they appear.Social Life in the Insect World|J. H. Fabre
If a bear, big or little, has one weakness in this world it is just honey.The Wolf's Long Howl|Stanley Waterloo
Bees are sometimes drowned (or suffocated) in the honey which they collect.
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.