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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
honk
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
sound/toot/honk/blow your horn (=make a noise with your horn)
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ His end-zone dances inspire delight among Dallas honks and disgust among purists and Cowboy-haters.
▪ In a couple of minutes, we heard three quick honks.
▪ We sat there sort of fooling and I put my hand inside her blouse and gave her a honk.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
horn
▪ The Nurse honks the car horn to warn the lovers of Lady Capulet's arrival.
▪ Motorists below honked their horns and flashed their headlights in response.
▪ At midnight I could hear cars honk their horns.
▪ For the remainder of the evening, Barbara and A. B. Everage honked their horn and flashed their lights.
▪ Dilip drove off honking his horn and threatening to run down those who were slow to get out of his way.
▪ Fire trucks honked their horns, beer was sprayed on bar patrons and bikini-clad women kissed strangers.
▪ Outside in the lot, a car was honking its horn.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ I saw you guys and honked, but you didn't see me.
▪ Several horns honked impatiently.
▪ The truck driver honked his horn and waited.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A vee of geese goes over, one goose honking at the setting sun.
▪ Even the ducks on the lake were beginning to honk their appreciation and clamber out of the water towards him.
▪ For the remainder of the evening, Barbara and A. B. Everage honked their horn and flashed their lights.
▪ Motorists below honked their horns and flashed their headlights in response.
▪ So I honked and honked, but he refused to budge.
▪ The Nurse honks the car horn to warn the lovers of Lady Capulet's arrival.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Honk

Honk \Honk\, n.

  1. To make a sound like a honk.

  2. Specifically: To sound the horn on an automobile or other motor vehicle.

Honk

Honk \Honk\, n. [Of imitative origin.] (Zo["o]l.) The cry of a wild goose. -- Honk"ing, n.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
honk

cry of a goose, 1814, American English, imitative. As a verb by 1854, of geese; the sense of "sound a horn," especially on an automobile, first recorded 1895 in American English. Related: Honked; honking.

Wiktionary
honk

interj. (non-gloss definition: Imitation of car horn, used, for example, to clear a path for oneself.) n. 1 The sound produced by a typical car horn. 2 The cry of a goose. vb. 1 (context transitive intransitive English) To use a car horn. 2 (context intransitive English) To make a sound like a car horn. 3 (context intransitive English) To make the sound of a goose. 4 (context informal English) To vomit: regurgitate the contents of one's stomach.

WordNet
honk
  1. n. the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)

  2. v. make a loud noise; "The horns of the taxis blared" [syn: blare, beep, claxon, toot]

  3. use the horn of a car [syn: claxon]

  4. cry like a goose; "The geese were honking" [syn: cronk]

  5. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night" [syn: vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, regurgitate, throw up] [ant: keep down]

Wikipedia
Honk

Honk may refer to:

  • Honk (band)
  • Honk (magazine)
  • Honk!, a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling
  • HONK!, the Festival of Activist Street Bands (in Somerville, MA)
  • Honk, the Moose, a children's book by Phil Stong
  • Honk (website), a social automotive website
  • Making sound using a vehicle horn

HONK may refer to:

  • Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state, also known as hyperosmotic non-ketotic coma, a type of diabetic coma
Honk (magazine)

Honk! was an American comics magazine published in the 1980s by Fantagraphics Books, featuring creator interviews, reviews, satirical articles, and original comic strips. Similar in format to Mad magazine, but with an alternative/ underground twist, Honk! was edited by Tom Mason (issues #1–3) and then Joe Sacco (issues #4–5).

The 52-page magazine-sized publication was published bimonthly from November 1986–July 1987.

Honk (band)

Honk is an American rock band, based in Laguna Beach, California. They are best known for providing the soundtrack for the surf documentary film, Five Summer Stories.

Honk (website)

Honk was a social automotive website developer headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company was co-founded by Tom Taira and Stephanie LaCrosse in 2009 to develop web and mobile solutions that enabled consumers to choose a car.

Honk operated Honk.com, a website that featured user-generated car reviews, new car pricing information, and several social shopping features. A beta version of Honk.com was launched in November 2009.

Honk’s “social recommendation engine” enabled consumers to find recommendations on cars based on their demographic and psychographic backgrounds. Using its social search tool, Honk users could input their age, sex, favorite hobbies, etc. and the social recommendation engine then looked to see which car models were most preferred by other people with the same characteristics. The Honk database featured anonymous data from several hundred thousand automobile shoppers and buyers in the United States.

Honk.com was acquired by TrueCar in May 2011.

Usage examples of "honk".

That gave Audubon not only the wires but also his watercolors and the strong spirits for preserving bits of the agile honker.

Still, every now and then she would wake in the chasm night to the sound of floppers honking in the root mat, half dreaming about hiding on the rootwall, lumps of charcoal in her hands, looking up at the adze-cut end of the mainroot while hearing from below that phlegmy chuckle as Slysaw Bander came climbing up the stairs.

Growls, bleets, chitterings, cheeps, honks and haggling created an ear-curdling din.

Monster honked as he heaved himself out of the water and hauled his blubbery body somewhat awkwardly across the sand.

Using his didgeridoo, a grinning Kuwarra blew a soft honk at a galah winging its way over the chasm.

It was wintertime clear enough, for there were no larks rising on the hills or swooping plovers--only big flocks of skimming grey fieldfares, and strings of honking geese passing south, and solemn congregations of bustards, and in the wet places clouds of squattering wildfowl.

The young geese tried to swim closer to her, but the parents shoved them back, giving warning honks.

Andrea flew over the woods and neared the pond, she saw the dark shapes of Canada geese moving on the silvery water, and she heard more honking.

Through the honks came just one thought, which the geese seemed to be chanting in a chorus.

Then they come out in couples and waddle under the wrong fence into the lower meadow, fly madly under the tool-house, pitch blindly in with the sitting hens, and out again in short order, all the time quacking and squawking, honking and hissing like a bewildered orchestra.

It simply did its dignified best to protect what was left of its label as, misshapen and scarred, it squatted atop a soot-powdered hymnal, which in turn lay atop an overturned coal bucket, straining to make itself heard above the mad waltz of traffic whose goosey crescendos honked and hissed through the grate.

Now Johar honked back even farther on the stick and the Flanker mushroomed above a thousand feet, its nose high in the air.

Hot on their trail were gargoyle-faced liches in unhemmed robes, and behind them roared a phalanx of honking blue Volvos.

The temperature had warmed dramatically, and Lotsa Smoke wound through the pines, honking the horn at a herd of musk oxen that snorted and darted away.

The pilot in the second Flanker honked back on the stick and climbed, not realizing that Mana was now between him and the missiles Leary had fired at him.