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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Simmer for about 5 minutes until the sugar has dissolved, then stir in four tablespoons of clear honey.
▪ Quarter figs, top them with some cinnamon-spiced ricotta and drizzle with clear honey.
▪ But last week, when I went to buy some sweet chestnut honey, she looked serious.
▪ My first flight was in cessna called a honey bee, it was with a man called Andy who my dad knows.
▪ Most of the journeys made by honey bees or Cataglyphis are so brief that its movement is not of great significance.
▪ A review of the honey bees is flanked by a fascinating description of the less well known bumble bees.
▪ Concern is expressed that agricultural methods and the widespread introductions of honey bees are reducing the populations of bumble bees.
▪ There are among honey bees three reported examples that appear at first glance to qualify as cognitive trial-and-error.
▪ These flowers possess spring-loaded anthers that give honey bees a rough blow when they enter.
▪ In the face of potential starvation, honey bees finally begin foraging on alfalfa, but they learn to avoid being clubbed.
▪ The hexagonal cells, however, are built with a precision and uniformity that fully matches those of the honey bee.
▪ It was like bees round a honey pot.
▪ And when Rabbit shows Pooh the honey, again the inference is direct: a honey pot, therefore honey.
▪ Are the hills not flowing with milk and honey?
the land of milk and honey
▪ Do you have a pen, honey?
▪ And if it isn't honey, the absence of that taste will cause Pooh to believe that it isn't honey.
▪ Garlic butter, honey butter, and maple butter are mixtures of butter and the named ingredients.
▪ He bore a tray with a pint mug of steaming coffee and two thick slices of bread and honey.
▪ The wasp strays in, eats a little honey, warms itself, tries to sting and travels out to some winter lair.
▪ Trepolov absentmindedly bit viciously into the peppermint honey cake.
▪ Where were you born, honey?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Honey \Hon"ey\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Honeyed; p. pr. & vb. n. Honeying.] To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments; also, to be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn. ``Honeying and making love.''

Rough to common men, But honey at the whisper of a lord.


Honey \Hon"ey\, v. t. To make agreeable; to cover or sweeten with, or as with, honey.

Canst thou not honey me with fluent speech?


Honey \Hon"ey\ (h[u^]n"[y^]), n. [OE. honi, huni, AS. hunig; akin to OS. honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag, honang, Icel. hunang, Sw. h[*a]ning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ko`nis dust, Skr. ka[.n]a grain.]

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

  2. That which is sweet or pleasant, like honey.

    The honey of his language.

  3. Sweet one; -- a term of endearment.

    Honey, you shall be well desired in Cyprus.

    Note: Honey is often used adjectively or as the first part of compound; as, honeydew or honey dew; honey guide or honeyguide; honey locust or honey-locust.

    Honey ant (Zo["o]l.), a small ant ( Myrmecocystus melliger), found in the Southwestern United States, and in Mexico, living in subterranean formicares. There are larger and smaller ordinary workers, and others, which serve as receptacles or cells for the storage of honey, their abdomens becoming distended to the size of a currant. These, in times of scarcity, regurgitate the honey and feed the rest.

    Honey badger (Zo["o]l.), the ratel.

    Honey bear. (Zo["o]l.) See Kinkajou.

    Honey buzzard (Zo["o]l.), a bird related to the kites, of the genus Pernis. The European species is Pernis apivorus; the Indian or crested honey buzzard is Pernis ptilorhyncha. They feed upon honey and the larv[ae] of bees. Called also bee hawk, bee kite.

    Honey guide (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of small birds of the family Indicatorid[ae], inhabiting Africa and the East Indies. They have the habit of leading persons to the nests to wild bees. Called also honeybird, and indicator.

    Honey harvest, the gathering of honey from hives, or the honey which is gathered.

    Honey kite. (Zo["o]l.) See Honey buzzard (above).

    Honey locust (Bot.), a North American tree ( Gleditschia triacanthos), armed with thorns, and having long pods with a sweet pulp between the seeds.

    Honey month. Same as Honeymoon.

    Honey weasel (Zo["o]l.), the ratel.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English hunig, from Proto-Germanic *hunagam- (cognates: 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" (cognates: 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.\n

  1. 1 Describing a thing involving or resembling honey. 2 A spectrum of pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like that of most types of honey. n. 1 (context uncountable English) A viscous, sweet fluid produced from plant nectar by bees. Often used to sweeten tea or to spread on baked goods. 2 (context countable English) A variety of this substance. 3 (context figuratively English) Something sweet or desirable. 4 (context non-gloss definition A term of affection. English) 5 (context countable informal English) A woman, ''especially'' an attractive one. 6 A spectrum of pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like that of most types of (the sweet substance) honey. v

  2. 1 To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments. 2 To be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn.

  1. adj. having the color of honey

  2. [also: honied]

  1. v. sweeten with honey

  2. [also: honied]

  1. n. a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees

  2. a beloved person; used as terms of endearment [syn: beloved, dear, dearest, loved one, love]

  3. [also: honied]


Honey is a sweet food made by bees foraging nectar from flowers. The variety produced by honey bees (the genusApis) is the one most commonly referred to, as it is the type of honey collected by most beekeepers and consumed by people. Honey is also produced by bumblebees, stingless bees, and other hymenopteran insects such as honey wasps, though the quantity is generally lower and they have slightly different properties compared to honey from the genus Apis. Honey bees convert 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 about the same relative sweetness as granulated sugar. It has attractive chemical properties for baking and a distinctive flavor that leads some people to prefer it to sugar and other sweeteners. Most microorganisms do not grow in honey so sealed honey does not spoil, even after thousands of years. However, honey sometimes contains dormant endospores of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which can be dangerous to babies, as it may result in botulism.

People who have a weakened immune system should not eat honey because of the risk of bacterial or fungal infection. There is some evidence that honey may be effective in treating diseases and other medical conditions such as wounds and burns. Overall the evidence, however, is not conclusive. Providing 64 calories in a typical serving of one tablespoon (15 mL), honey contains no significant essential nutrient content. Honey is generally safe but there are various, potential adverse-effects or interactions it may have in combination with excessive consumption, existing disease conditions, or drugs.

Honey use and production has a long and varied history. Honey collection is an ancient activity. Humans apparently began foraging for honey at least 8,000 years ago, as evidenced by a cave painting in Valencia, Spain.

Honey (2003 film)

Honey is a 2003 dance film released by Universal Pictures. Featuring music produced by Rodney Jerkins, the film stars Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer, Lil' Romeo, Joy Bryant, David Moscow, with featured performances by Tweet, Jadakiss and Ginuwine and a cameo by Missy Elliott. R&B singer and actress Aaliyah was originally cast as Honey, before her death in August 2001.

Honey (disambiguation)

Honey is a sweet, edible fluid produced by bees.

Honey or Honeys may also refer to:

Honey (Ohio Players album)

Honey is the seventh studio album by American band the Ohio Players. Released on August 16, 1975, This album is the band's third release through the Mercury label. It is generally regarded as a classic, the band's best album, and the last great full-length release of their dominant era in the mid-1970s.

Honey (Sonny James album)

''Honey ''is an LP by singer Sonny James. It was released in 1958 by Capitol Records (Capitol T-988).

Honey (Erykah Badu song)

"Honey" is a song by Erykah Badu, released on December 11, 2007, as the lead single from her 2008 album New Amerykah Part One (4th World War). The song was produced by 9th Wonder and samples singer Nancy Wilson's 1978 song "I'm in Love".

Honey (Rudy Vallée song)

"Honey" is a popular song written by Seymour Simons, Haven Gillespie and Richard A. Whiting. The song was a 1929 hit for Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees when it charted for eight weeks at number one. It was also featured in the 1945 film Her Highness and the Bellboy.

Honey (Open That Door)

Honey (Open That Door)" is a song written by Mel Tillis, and recorded by American country music artist Ricky Skaggs. It was originally a non-charted single by Webb Pierce that was released in 1974. It was released in February 1984 as the second single from the album Don't Cheat in Our Hometown. "Honey (Open That Door)" was Ricky Skaggs' seventh number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of eleven weeks on the country chart.

Honey (Mariah Carey song)

"Honey" is a hit song by American singer Mariah Carey from her sixth studio album, Butterfly. It was released as the lead single from the album on August 26, 1997. The song was written and produced by Carey, Puff Daddy, Q-Tip and Stevie J. It samples " Hey DJ" by the World's Famous Supreme Team, and "The Body Rock" by the Treacherous Three. "Honey" was a re-defining song in Carey's career, pushing her further into the hip-hop music world.

The song was acclaimed by music critics, who called Carey's musical transition "genuine." "Honey" was successful in the United States, becoming Carey's third single to debut atop the Billboard Hot 100, a feat that has yet to be duplicated. The song stayed at number one for three weeks. "Honey" also reached number one in Canada, and hit the top ten in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. "Honey" was nominated in two categories at the 1998 Grammy Awards, for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song. Carey included the song in the set-list of various live shows and future tours, where she would sing both the original and remix versions.

"Honey" is well known for its accompanying music video, which presented a more sexual and less conservative image of Carey than had been previously seen. The video features Carey being held hostage in a mansion, which she escapes in a James Bond-themed plot. Subsequent scenes see Carey escaping her assailants on a watercraft, dancing aboard a ship with sailors, and frolicking on a beautiful island with her lover. The video garnered much coverage, as many comparisons were made between the video and the rumors of Carey's failing marriage. While Carey denied the comparisons were anything more than coincidence, many close friends including Walter Afanasieff, Carey's writing partner, felt they were more than obvious.

Honey (Bobby Goldsboro song)

"Honey", also known as "Honey (I Miss You)", is a song written by Bobby Russell. He first produced it with former Kingston Trio member Bob Shane. Then he gave it to American singer Bobby Goldsboro, who recorded it for his 1968 album of the same name, originally titled Pledge of Love.

The song's narrator mourns his deceased lover, beginning with him looking at a tree in their garden, remembering how "it was just a twig" on the day she planted it (with his disapproval). This single about the loss of a loved one hit No. 1 the week after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. Further, the Hot 100 top 10 run of "Honey" began the week of the King assassination and ended the week of the assassination of Robert Kennedy, and no other Hot 100 entry had a top 10 run that spanned that same time interval.

Honey (Moby song)

"Honey" is a song by American electronica musician Moby. It was released as the first single from his fifth studio album Play on August 31, 1998. The uptempo song incorporates vocal samples from "Sometimes" by American blues singer Bessie Jones, while its instrumentation is built around a repeating piano riff of the song " Woman to Woman", sung by Joe Cocker. Moby discovered the "Sometimes" sample while listening to albums of folk music recordings compiled by field collector Alan Lomax. He subsequently composed "Honey", along with several other songs from Play, using the Lomax recordings.

"Honey" was generally well received by music critics, who praised the song's sampling of "Sometimes" and cited it as a highlight of Play. Upon release, it peaked at number thirty-three on the UK Singles Chart and also charted in several other countries, including Austria and Germany. The song's music video, directed by Roman Coppola, depicts three duplicates of Moby venturing through various locations. "Honey" was later remixed to feature vocals from American R&B singer Kelis.

Honey (L'Arc-en-Ciel song)

"Honey" is the eleventh single by L'Arc-en-Ciel. It was released simultaneously with " Shinshoku ~Lose Control~" and " Kasou" on July 8, 1998.

The release day of "Honey" was the same as B'z's single " Home". B'z had already had 20 consecutive number-one singles on the Oricon weekly charts, approaching Seiko Matsuda's record of 24. "Honey" recorded first week sales of over 544,000 copies, but "Home" debuted at No. 1 with sales of over 559,000 copies. Nevertheless, it topped the Oricon charts the following week and sold over one million copies. The single was re-released on August 30, 2006.

Honey (municipality)

Honey (municipality) is a town and municipality in Puebla in south-eastern Mexico.

Honey (Robert Palmer album)

Honey is an album by the British musician Robert Palmer. His twelfth solo studio album, it was released in 1994 and reached number 25 in the UK Albums Chart, where it stayed for four weeks. The album featured minor hits " Girl U Want", " Know by Now" and " You Blow Me Away".

Honey (Open Hand album)

Honey is the third album by rock group Open Hand released by Anodyne Records

Honey (Jay-Z and R. Kelly song)

"Honey" is a 2002 song by R&B singer R. Kelly and rapper Jay-Z. It was also co-written by the song producers, Poke and Tone. It was released in late 2002 as the first single from The Best of Both Worlds. It peaked at number 109 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The song charted at number 35 on the UK singles chart and 84 on the Australian singles chart. There is no music video for this song.

Honey (1930 film)

Honey is a 1930 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Wesley Ruggles and written by Alice Duer Miller, A.E. Thomas and Herman J. Mankiewicz. The film stars Nancy Carroll, Harry Green, Lillian Roth, Richard "Skeets" Gallagher, Stanley Smith, Mitzi Green and ZaSu Pitts. The film was released on March 29, 1930, by Paramount Pictures.

Honey (Chara album)

is the 12th studio album by Chara, which was released on June 25, 2008. It debuted at #12 on the Japanese Oricon album charts, and charted in the top 300 for 10 weeks.

Honey was released in two versions: a limited edition CD+DVD version as well as a regular CD Only version. The DVD featured the music videos for the three physical singles, Cherry Cherry, Boku no Koto o Shitte and Trophy, along with the music video for the digital download song Labrador. Missing are the videos for X'mas Spirit!, the B-side of Boku no Koto o Shitte, and Call Me.

The album is filled with tie-up songs. The single Trophy was used in commercials for the Toyota bB car, and Cherry Cherry was used in childrearing information kit Kodomo Challenge commercials. Ai o Oboeru was used in Kodomo Challenge commercials promoting the birthday anniversary release of the kit. Call Me was used as the theme song for the news show News Zero, and Aoi Kakera was used as the opening theme song for the anime Telepathy Shōjo Ran.

Labrador was written for Chara by rock band Radwimps' vocalist Yōjirō Noda. It was released as a radio single from Honey and reached #67 on the Billboard Japan Singles Top 100 chart.

Chara's daughter Sumire is featured on the cover of the album.

Honey (magazine)

Honey was a monthly magazine in the United Kingdom for young women, launched by Fleetway Publications in April 1960. It was founded by Audrey Slaughter (later wife of Charles Wintour and stepmother of Anna Wintour) with Jean McKinley as editor. A cover tagline was introduced in October 1960 that read "For the teens and twenties" - by 1962 this had become "Young, gay and get-ahead."

At its height, Honey sold about 250,000 copies a month. Sales slid in the 1980s, however, and in 1986, IPC Media (which had been formed by the merger of several companies, including Fleetway) announced its closure and it was merged into 19. The last issue was dated September 1986. Glenda Bailey was the last editor of Honey. Staff on Honey have included Eve Pollard and Catherine Bennett.

Honey (2010 film)

Honey is a 2010 Turkish drama film directed by Semih Kaplanoğlu, the third and final installment of the "Yusuf Trilogy", which includes Egg and Milk. It premiered on 16 February 2010 in competition at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival, where it became the third Turkish film, after Susuz Yaz in 1964 and Head-On in 2004, to win the Golden Bear award. The film, which went on general release across Turkey on 9 April 2010, was selected as Turkey's official candidate for the Best Foreign Film Oscar at the 83rd Academy Awards but it did not make the final shortlist.

Honey (band)

Honey was a Christian, ambient rock band composed of Doug Moss, Paul Lagestee, Billy Wan, and Roger Moss. The band recorded three albums between 1997 and 2001. The first two, Lovely and Lost on You, were released on the now-defunct Sub•Lime Records. Their third album, aptly titled Three, was released by Northern Records. The first effort was produced by Christian alt/rock legend Steve Hindalong and was characterised by a rough, guitar-driven sound. For their second effort, production credits were diverse but significant with Jars of Clay's Dan Haseltine and Stephen Mason lending a hand as well as The Prayer Chain alumni Eric Campuzano and Wayne Everett. The result was a more approachable sound that was at once extraordinarily mellow and enormously engaging. As a departure from their first album, the work could be described as a "concept worship album". Indeed, many songs read as abstract praises of God. With their third album, Honey made a strong musical departure, moving to an up-tempo, alt/pop flavour. Thematically, the focus moved from theology to what could be described as "a soundtrack to a wistful, longing, romantic love life". After Three, Honey disappeared from the music scene, although Doug Moss is rumoured to play with the anonymous band Cush.

Honey (Jimmy McGriff album)

Honey is an album by American jazz organist Jimmy McGriff featuring McGriff's performances of contemporary soul music hits recorded in 1968 and first released on the Solid State label.

Honey (Katy B album)

Honey is the third studio album by English recording artist Katy B. It was released on 22 April 2016 by Rinse and Virgin EMI. Is preceded by the singles " Turn the Music Louder (Rumble)" and " Who Am I".

Honey (1981 film)

Honey is a 1981 Italian drama film directed by Gianfranco Angelucci. It stars Clio Goldsmith, Catherine Spaak, and Fernando Rey.

Honey (Andy Williams album)

Honey is an album by American pop singer Andy Williams that was released in the spring of 1968 by Columbia Records. The album made its first appearance on Billboard's Top LP's chart in the issue dated June 8, 1968, and remained there for 40 weeks, peaking at number nine. It entered the UK album chart shortly thereafter in July and reached number four over the course of 17 weeks, and the Recording Industry Association of America awarded the album Gold certification on November 1 of that year.

The album was released on compact disc for the first time as one of two albums on one CD by Collectables Records on March 23, 1999, the other album being Williams's Columbia release from the spring of 1969, Happy Heart. This same pairing was also released as two albums on one CD by Sony Music Distribution in 2000. The Collectables CD was included in a box set entitled Classic Album Collection, Vol. 1, which contains 17 of his studio albums and three compilations and was released on June 26, 2001.

Honey (Bobby Goldsboro album)

Honey is an album by American pop and country singer songwriter Bobby Goldsboro issued in 1968 on the United Artists label. It reached #1 in the US Country Albums chart, #5 in the US Pop charts and #41 in the Canadian charts. It was also certified Gold by the RIAA.

The title track, "Honey", was his biggest hit in 1968, a tearjerker about the death of a man's young wife. The song, written by Bobby Russell, was recorded in one take. It became the largest-selling record in the world for 1968 and topped the Hot 100 for five weeks. A French-language version "Chérie" became a local hit in Canada.

Selections from this album have appeared in other collections.

Honey (surname)

Honey is the surname of:

  • Avon Honey (1947–2010), American politician
  • Edward George Honey (1885–1922), Australian soldier and journalist
  • Edwin Earle Honey (1891–1956), American plant pathologist and mycologist
  • Gary Honey (born 1959), Australian retired long jumper
  • George Honey (1822–1880), British actor, comedian and singer
  • Issac Honey (born 1993), Ghanaian footballer
  • Jesse Honey (born 1977), English urban planner
  • John Honey (1781–1813), 19-year-old student who rescued five men from drowning
  • Michael Honey (born 1947), American historian and professor
  • P. J. Honey (1922–2005), Irish-born Vietnamese language scholar and historian
  • Robert Honey ( fl. 1961–94), retired Royal Air Force air vice marshal
  • Russell Honey (1921–2007), Canadian politician

Usage examples of "honey".

She had eaten a slice of bread with a bit of honey for breakfast, but now the sun eased towards the horizon, and Amelle was hungry.

The reason the honey was so universally prized did not lie in the flowers the bees visited, but in the fact that Hymettan apiarists never smoked their hives when gathering the honey.

It was this scent, I realized, that had brought me back from my vision, the fragrance of porridge with honey and dried apples as they made it in Aval on.

Reynard then bade his companion thrust his nose well down into the hollow and eat his fill of honey.

Pol moved through the market, chewing baklava, licking fingers coated with honey.

After a few dicey moments they finally got settledBoyd in the stern, Eugenie in the bowand Honey eased them into the current.

His rule prescribed no unnatural mortification: its yoke was easy, and its mirthful choruses, combining the gay with the severe, did but commemorate that golden age when earth enjoyed eternal spring, and when fountains of honey, milk, and wine burst forth out of its bosom at the touch of the thyrsus.

Her eyes closed, and her life was despaired of, when it was found that her mouth and throat were obstructed to such a degree that she could swallow nothing but a few drops of honey.

A mass of flowers of all species and color flung their fragrance to the breeze, while a cytisus covered with yellow clusters scattered its fine pollen abroad, a golden cloud, with an odor of honey that bore its balmy seed across space, similar to the sachet-powders of perfumers.

I got a small cup of sweet coffee, redolent of honey and cardamom, for two dirhams, and sipped it standing there, enjoying the crowd.

Among the red trout and cakes made of oaten meal, there was an abundance of the famed honey of Carman itself, and sloak and dulse from the nearby sea, as well as its game: millicks, or periwinkles still in their shells, scallops and the meaty black sole.

The same dumpster had yielded four Sweet and Innocent honey candy suckers, smashed, but still in their wrappers.

If eaten to excess, especially by young persons, grapes will make the tongue and the lining membrane of the mouth sore, just as honey often acts.

Moreover, it is all ready for absorption straightway into the blood after being eaten, whereas cane sugar must be first masticated with the saliva, or spittle, and converted somewhat slowly into honey sugar before it can be utilised for the wants of the body.

The roots when preserved with honey, or sugar, are reputed to be of special service against the gout, if a reasonable quantity thereof be eaten fasting every day for a certain space.