honied

[ huhn-eed ]
/ ˈhʌn id /

adjective

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

OTHER WORDS FROM honied

un·hon·ied, adjective

Definition for honied (2 of 3)

Origin of honey

before 900; Middle English hony, Old English hunig; cognate with Dutch, German honig, Old Norse hunang; akin to Greek knēkós pale yellow, tawny

OTHER WORDS FROM honey

hon·ey·ful, adjectivehon·ey·less, adjectivehon·ey·like, adjective

Definition for honied (3 of 3)

honeyed

or hon·ied

[ huhn-eed ]
/ ˈhʌn id /

adjective

containing, consisting of, or resembling honey: honeyed drinks.
flattering or ingratiating: honeyed words.
pleasantly soft; dulcet or mellifluous: honeyed tones.

Origin of honeyed

First recorded in 1325–75, honeyed is from the Middle English word honyede. See honey, -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM honeyed

hon·eyed·ly, adverbhon·eyed·ness, nounun·hon·eyed, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for honied

British Dictionary definitions for honied (1 of 3)

honied
/ (ˈhʌnɪd) /

adjective

a variant spelling of honeyed

Derived forms of honied

honiedly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for honied (2 of 3)

honey
/ (ˈhʌnɪ) /

noun

verb honeys, honeying, honeyed or honied

(tr) to sweeten with or as if with honey
(often foll by up) to talk to (someone) in a fond or flattering way

Derived forms of honey

honey-like, adjective

Word Origin for honey

Old English huneg; related to Old Norse hunang, Old Saxon hanig, German Honig, Greek knēkos yellowish, Sanskrit kánaka- gold

British Dictionary definitions for honied (3 of 3)

honeyed

honied

/ (ˈhʌnɪd) /

adjective poetic

flattering or soothing
made sweet or agreeablehoneyed words
of, full of, or resembling honey

Derived forms of honeyed

honeyedly or honiedly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012