What does honey mean?

Definitions for honey
ˈhʌn ihon·ey

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word honey.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. honey(noun)

    a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees

  2. beloved, dear, dearest, honey, love(adj)

    a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

  3. honey(verb)

    of something having the color of honey

  4. honey(verb)

    sweeten with honey

Wiktionary

  1. honey(Noun)

    A viscous, sweet fluid produced from plant nectar by bees. Often used to sweeten tea or to spread on baked goods.

    Etymology: honig, from hunig, from hunagan (cf. hunich, Honig), from earlier (cf. honung), from pre-Germanic , from kh₂ónks (gen. ) (cf. Middle Welsh canecon ‘gold’, Latin (pl.) canicæ ‘bran’, Tocharian B kronkśe ‘bee’, Albanian qengjë ‘beehive’, Ancient Greek κνηκός ‘pale yellow’).

  2. honey(Noun)

    A variety of this substance.

    Etymology: honig, from hunig, from hunagan (cf. hunich, Honig), from earlier (cf. honung), from pre-Germanic , from kh₂ónks (gen. ) (cf. Middle Welsh canecon ‘gold’, Latin (pl.) canicæ ‘bran’, Tocharian B kronkśe ‘bee’, Albanian qengjë ‘beehive’, Ancient Greek κνηκός ‘pale yellow’).

  3. honey(Noun)

    Something sweet or desirable.

    Etymology: honig, from hunig, from hunagan (cf. hunich, Honig), from earlier (cf. honung), from pre-Germanic , from kh₂ónks (gen. ) (cf. Middle Welsh canecon ‘gold’, Latin (pl.) canicæ ‘bran’, Tocharian B kronkśe ‘bee’, Albanian qengjë ‘beehive’, Ancient Greek κνηκός ‘pale yellow’).

  4. honey(Noun)

    A term of affection.

    Honey, would you take out the trash?

    Etymology: honig, from hunig, from hunagan (cf. hunich, Honig), from earlier (cf. honung), from pre-Germanic , from kh₂ónks (gen. ) (cf. Middle Welsh canecon ‘gold’, Latin (pl.) canicæ ‘bran’, Tocharian B kronkśe ‘bee’, Albanian qengjë ‘beehive’, Ancient Greek κνηκός ‘pale yellow’).

  5. honey(Noun)

    A woman, especially an attractive one.

    Man, there are some fine honeys here tonight!

    Etymology: honig, from hunig, from hunagan (cf. hunich, Honig), from earlier (cf. honung), from pre-Germanic , from kh₂ónks (gen. ) (cf. Middle Welsh canecon ‘gold’, Latin (pl.) canicæ ‘bran’, Tocharian B kronkśe ‘bee’, Albanian qengjë ‘beehive’, Ancient Greek κνηκός ‘pale yellow’).

  6. honey(Adjective)

    Describing a thing involving or resembling honey.

    Etymology: honig, from hunig, from hunagan (cf. hunich, Honig), from earlier (cf. honung), from pre-Germanic , from kh₂ónks (gen. ) (cf. Middle Welsh canecon ‘gold’, Latin (pl.) canicæ ‘bran’, Tocharian B kronkśe ‘bee’, Albanian qengjë ‘beehive’, Ancient Greek κνηκός ‘pale yellow’).

  7. honey(Adjective)

    A spectrum of pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like that of most types of honey.

    Etymology: honig, from hunig, from hunagan (cf. hunich, Honig), from earlier (cf. honung), from pre-Germanic , from kh₂ónks (gen. ) (cf. Middle Welsh canecon ‘gold’, Latin (pl.) canicæ ‘bran’, Tocharian B kronkśe ‘bee’, Albanian qengjë ‘beehive’, Ancient Greek κνηκός ‘pale yellow’).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Honey(noun)

    a sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by bees from flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the honeycomb

    Etymology: [OE. honi, huni, AS. hunig; akin to OS. honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag, honang, Icel. hunang, Sw. hning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ko`nis dust, Skr. kaa grain.]

  2. Honey(noun)

    that which is sweet or pleasant, like honey

    Etymology: [OE. honi, huni, AS. hunig; akin to OS. honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag, honang, Icel. hunang, Sw. hning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ko`nis dust, Skr. kaa grain.]

  3. Honey(noun)

    sweet one; -- a term of endearment

    Etymology: [OE. honi, huni, AS. hunig; akin to OS. honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag, honang, Icel. hunang, Sw. hning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ko`nis dust, Skr. kaa grain.]

  4. Honey(verb)

    to be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments; also, to be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn

    Etymology: [OE. honi, huni, AS. hunig; akin to OS. honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag, honang, Icel. hunang, Sw. hning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ko`nis dust, Skr. kaa grain.]

  5. Honey(verb)

    to make agreeable; to cover or sweeten with, or as with, honey

    Etymology: [OE. honi, huni, AS. hunig; akin to OS. honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag, honang, Icel. hunang, Sw. hning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ko`nis dust, Skr. kaa grain.]

Freebase

  1. Honey

    Honey is a sweet food made by bees using nectar from flowers. The variety produced by honey bees is the one most commonly referred to, as it is the type of honey collected by beekeepers and consumed by humans. Honey produced by other bees and insects has distinctly different properties. Honey bees transform nectar into honey by a process of regurgitation and evaporation. They store it as a primary food source in wax honeycombs inside the beehive. Honey gets its sweetness from the monosaccharides fructose and glucose, and has approximately the same relative sweetness as that of granulated sugar. It has attractive chemical properties for baking and a distinctive flavor that leads some people to prefer it over sugar and other sweeteners. Most microorganisms do not grow in honey because of its low water activity of 0.6. However, honey sometimes contains dormant endospores of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which can be dangerous to infants, as the endospores can transform into toxin-producing bacteria in infants' immature intestinal tracts, leading to illness and even death. Honey has a long history of human consumption, and is used in various foods and beverages as a sweetener and flavoring. It also has a role in religion and symbolism. Flavors of honey vary based on the nectar source, and various types and grades of honey are available. It is also used in various medicinal traditions to treat ailments. The study of pollens and spores in raw honey can determine floral sources of honey. Bees carry an electrostatic charge whereby they attract other particles in addition to pollen, which become incorporated into their honey; the honey can be analysed by the techniques of melissopalynology in area environmental studies of radioactive particles, dust and particulate pollution.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Honey

    hun′i, n. a sweet, thick fluid collected by bees from the flowers of plants: anything sweet like honey.—v.t. to sweeten: to make agreeable:—pr.p. hon′eying; pa.p. hon′eyed (-′id).adj. (Shak.) sweet.—ns. Hon′ey-bag, an enlargement of the alimentary canal of the bee in which it carries its load of honey; Hon′eybear, a South American carnivorous mammal about the size of a cat, with a long protrusive tongue, which it uses to rob the nests of wild bees; Hon′ey-bee, the hive-bee; Hon′ey-buzz′ard, a genus of buzzards or falcons, so called from their feeding on bees, wasps, &c.; Hon′eycomb, a comb or mass of waxy cells formed by bees, in which they store their honey: anything like a honeycomb.—v.t. to fill with cells: to perforate.—adj. Hon′eycombed (-kōmd), formed like a honeycomb.—ns. Hon′ey-crock (Spens.), a crock or pot of honey; Hon′eydew, a sugary secretion from the leaves of plants in hot weather: a fine sort of tobacco moistened with molasses.—adjs. Hon′eyed, Hon′ied, covered with honey: sweet: flattering; Hon′eyless, destitute of honey.—ns. Hon′ey-guide, -indicator, a genus of African birds supposed to guide men to honey by hopping from tree to tree with a peculiar cry; Hon′ey-lō′cust, an ornamental North American tree; Hon′eymoon, Hon′eymonth, the first month after marriage, commonly spent in travelling, before settling down to the business of life.—v.i. to keep one's honeymoon.—adj. Hon′ey-mouthed, having a honeyed mouth or speech: soft or smooth in speech.—ns. Hon′ey-stalk, prob. the flower of the clover; Hon′ey-suck′er, a large family of Australian birds; Hon′eysuckle, a climbing shrub with beautiful cream-coloured flowers, so named because honey is readily sucked from the flower.—adjs. Hon′ey-sweet, sweet as honey; Hon′ey-tongued, having a honeyed tongue or speech: soft or pleasing in speech.—Virgin honey, honey that flows of itself from the comb; Wild honey, honey made by wild bees. [A.S. hunig; Ger. honig, Ice. hunang.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Honey

    A sweet viscous liquid food, produced in the honey sacs of various bees from nectar collected from flowers. The nectar is ripened into honey by inversion of its sucrose sugar into fructose and glucose. It is somewhat acidic and has mild antiseptic properties, being sometimes used in the treatment of burns and lacerations.

CrunchBase

  1. Honey

    Honey is an enterprise social network that improves information sharing in the workplace. It's a beautiful intranet that people actually want to use to discover, discuss and archive information that matters. Hundreds of companies are using Honey to share knowledge and increase employee engagement.Honey was founded in 2012 and incubated at Huge Labs with funding from Interpublic Group. It is operated by Front & Main LLC in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Rap Dictionary

  1. honey(noun)

    Female, generally attractive. 2003 Hip-Hop Motion Picture with Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer, Missy Elliott, Ginuwine, Jadakiss, etc.

Editors Contribution

  1. honey

    A type of food and product.

    Honey is created, produced and processed on a global scale.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 2, 2016  
  2. honey

    A type of food created and produced by a variety of bees and other insects.

    Honey is produced by bumblebees, stingless bees, and other hymenopteran insects such as honey wasps, though the quantity is generally lower and they have different properties compared with honey from the genus Apis.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 2, 2016  

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'honey' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4596

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'honey' in Nouns Frequency: #2875

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of honey in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of honey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of honey in a Sentence

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The honeybee makes the honey, and the dirty fly makes the dirt. Which, whatever is that reflects itself. If the dirty fly goes anywhere, it makes the dirt while the honeybee makes the honey. In that context that the squeeze of our mental, intellectual, character, and morals comes to our eyes, is the evil people. It is the essence of our nation, and we shall have to taste that until we are not as the honeybee.

  2. Laurent Kabila:

    You know how to twirl a good pizza, honey.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    A term Significant describes its quality, not quantity, as quote and couplet, verdict, butter, perfume, honey, and such extracts can be Significant; whereas, a lengthy article, and judiciary, or milk, flowers and fruits may not. Similarly, a few meaningful words about celebrities define as Significant than a meaningless lengthy article, when a journalistic writer writes such wide-scale passages that value as Gold and when it writes a scholar that becomes Diamond. Thus, never consider Significant should be lengthy; otherwise, you commit that you are ignorant.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    My hot love poem from my heart and soul for all black girls and light brown girls All over the world Adore black girls there are my hot love passion. Please say your oppinion. I hope you will like it. Juicy, sweet, hot chocolate skin...black girls are black goddess Sexy black girls For guys and men. The most beautiful, attractive, seductive, sexy and exciting in African and African-American women is their sweet, juicy, chocolate skin color. Honey caramel mulattoes. Sweet brown chocolate color. And inviting, savoryly pure black-sugar skin color. This is the most delicious, beautiful, sweet candy in the world. You feel like a sweet tooth in a pastry shop when there are a lot of them around you. If you marry one of them and get her children from her, and live with only one of them all your life, and you will be faithful only to her alone. Your life will be the sweetest. Skin of black color and color of dark chocolate are the sweetest, seductive shades of sincere, hot passion. The skin of dark-skinned girls seems to be radiating the heat of sex, burning sweet, sensual passion, this color of temptation, attraction. There are drums of ethnic, traditional music, it's the sound of sex. . The black skin of a girl with which sweat and moisture is flowing, as if she still radiates ardent, hot, passionate, and a little stuffy sex in the sauna and her sweet moans are heard. This skin color is like a powerful aphrodisiac replacing Viagra The skin of black and dark chocolate is the sweetest, seductive shades of sincere, hot passion. The women of three races are beautiful: the sultry, torrid, hot chocolate of hot passion of the deep passion of black fire of love and sex, a paradise oasis of tenderness of the east, and snow-white, sensual pearls. For guys and men. The most beautiful, attractive, seductive, sexy and exciting in African and African-American girls and women is their sweet, juicy, chocolate skin color. Honey caramel mulatto. Sweet brown chocolate color. And alluring, relish pure black sugar color of skin. This is the most delicious, beautiful, cute candy in the world. You feel like a sweet tooth in a candy store when there are a lot of them around you. If you marry one of them and get children from her, and you will live only with one of them all your life, and you will be faithful only to her. Your life will be the sweetest. Your skin is the color of one hot, unforgettable night, your libido is the word lava in your hot body, burning passion, only your photos can excite me, only your beauty turns off my brains, you have a sexy, erotic tune in my head, you are like a hot bath after a hard of the day, like an erotic massage, like a soft pillow with sleeping softness. Dark skin The black skin of a girl with which sweat and moisture is flowing, as if she still radiates ardent, hot, passionate, and a little stuffy sex in the sauna and her sweet moans are heard. This skin color is like a powerful aphrodisiac replacing Viagra. The skin is black and the color of dark chocolate are the sweetest, seductive shades of sincere, hot passion. Dark-skinned beauties are a deep passion of black fire - this is a hot safari, a wild savannah, an exotic havana. My new love poem, i hope you will like it. For my dear light brown girls Captivating honey caramel is like a shining dawn, life with you is like a sweet erotic dream. Juicy sweet fabulous fantasy beautiful. From your sexuality, the glasses of the captured sexual force in your eyes are sweating, this is the amazing magic of charm concealed in them. You are my depraved temptation dirty temptation. The sweet temptation of a tenderly roaring passion is a breathtaking juicy caramel berry, sometimes pouring with a picturesque modulation, tender sensual shades of red sunset, incinerated with the burning heat of passion. From your hottest, sultry beauty, the brain seems to turn off and faint from your sweetest kisses. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Maitri Upanishads:

    The honey from the flowers of the senses, Ever present within, ruler of time, Goes beyond fear. For this Self is Supreme

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