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honey

Definitions

  • The Soldier Lays a Honey Trap
    The Soldier Lays a Honey Trap
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj honey of something having the color of honey
    • v honey sweeten with honey
    • n honey a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees
    • n honey a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Honey Locust. Three-thorned Acacia Honey Locust. Three-thorned Acacia
The honey-bee The honey-bee
Honey-bees building comb Honey-bees building comb
Comb of the tiny East Indian honey-bee Comb of the tiny East Indian honey-bee
HONEY-POTS HONEY-POTS
Bread and honey Bread and honey
Queen eating bread and honey Queen eating bread and honey
"'DE CATS? WHY, HONEY, DEY WELCOME TO COME AN' GO'" "'DE CATS? WHY, HONEY, DEY WELCOME TO COME AN' GO'"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A honey bee has four wings
    • Honey A sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by bees from flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the honeycomb.
    • Honey Sweet one; -- a term of endearment. "Honey, you shall be well desired in Cyprus."
    • Honey That which is sweet or pleasant, like honey. "The honey of his language."
    • v. i Honey 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."
    • v. t Honey To make agreeable; to cover or sweeten with, or as with, honey. "Canst thou not honey me with fluent speech?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A honey bee strokes its wings about 11,500 times a minute
    • n honey A sweet viscid fluid collected from the nectaries of flowers and elaborated for food by several kinds of insects, especially by the honey-bee, Apis mellifica. It is deposited by the honey-bee in the cells of the honeycomb. Honey, when pure, is of a whitish color tinged with yellow, of a spicy sweetness and an agreeable smell; it is soluble in water, and becomes vinous by fermentation. It is essentially a solution of dextrose and levulose with volatile oils and occasionally cane-sugar. Bees often fill their cells with other substances than the nectar of flowers, as molasses, honeydew, or the juices of fruits, but the product is not true honey.
    • n honey Figuratively, sweetness or charm.
    • n honey Sweet one; darling: a trivial word of endearment.
    • honey Having the nature of honey; sweet; luscious.
    • honey To cover with or as with honey; sweeten; make delicious: as, “honeyed lines of rhyme,”
    • honey To talk sweetly to; coax; flatter.
    • honey To become sweet; be or become complimentary or tender; use endearments; talk fondly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It takes 12 honeybees to make one teaspoon of honey
    • n Honey hun′i a sweet, thick fluid collected by bees from the flowers of plants: anything sweet like honey
    • v.t Honey to sweeten: to make agreeable:—pr.p. hon′eying; pa.p. hon′eyed (-′id)
    • adj Honey (Shak.) sweet
    • v.t Honey to fill with cells: to perforate
    • v.i Honey to keep one's honeymoon
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Quotations

  • Kenneth Kaunda
    Kenneth Kaunda
    “When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald%20Reagan
    “Honey, I forgot to duck.”
  • Veda Upanishads
    Veda Upanishads
    “He who knows self as the enjoyer of the honey from the flowers of the senses, ever present within, ruler of time, goes beyond fear. For this self is supreme!”
  • Rupert Brooke
    Rupert Brooke
    “Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?”
  • George Eliot
    George%20Eliot
    “Kisses honeyed by oblivion.”
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor%20Hugo
    “Life is a flower of which love is the honey.”

Idioms

You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar - This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. honi, huni, AS. hunig,; akin to OS. honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag, honang, Icel. hunang, Sw. håning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ko`nis dust, Skr. kaṇa, grain

Usage

In literature:

You must have heard it: 'And Do You Ken Elsie Marley, Honey?
"Elsie Marley, Honey" by Joslyn Gray
De fruits from de big orchard an' de honey from de hives wuz et at home, an' de slave et as good as his marster et.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
THE HONEY-SEEKER AND THE BEAR.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity" by W.H.G. Kingston
Sally, that's a good while, my honey.
"Sally of Missouri" by R. E. Young
It is generally mixed with water, and made into a sort of jelly, which tastes and looks not unlike honey.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
How were we to get at the honey?
"The Desert Home" by Mayne Reid
Before speaking of the wild bees, let us briefly review the life of the Honey bee.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Honey may be safely removed from the surplus honey boxes of my hives, even by the most timid.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
When the monkey saw that it was honey in the dish he was very happy.
"Fairy Tales from Brazil" by Elsie Spicer Eells
Honey is not for the mouth of an ass.
"Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
On the right side of the road I found a swarm of bees here and there; so I knew that they were trying to pick up the honey.
"The Wonders of the Jungle" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
Honey, when you hit me once, I'm gone.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
As all labor devolves on the workers, they are provided with a sack, or bag, for honey.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
And what is the reason, Honey-Bee?
"Honey-Bee" by Anatole France
Rather let me go, and I'll bring you a lot of honey.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Honey was going to that reception and she'd set her heart on his going with her.
"Skinner's Dress Suit" by Henry Irving Dodge
Though he still cried at night, his 'Sweet Honey' was what he wanted, and with her caressing him, he only dreaded her leaving him.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
I pitched on the honey-pot, and began to feast as hard as I could.
"Dick and His Cat and Other Tales" by Various
Fawg don' matta' nothin' to me, honey.
"The Faith Healer" by William Vaughn Moody
I'm livin' to tell de tale to yo', honey.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States, From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
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In poetry:

It's honey for the bloom and dew,
And honey for the heart!
And, oh, to be away with you
Beyond the town and mart.
"Reed Call For April" by Madison Julius Cawein
Strollin', like all lovers do,
Down de lane wid Lindy Lou;
Honey on her lips to waste;
'Speck I'm gwine to steal a taste.
"Ma Lady's Lips Am Like De Honey" by James Weldon Johnson
The lions roar but cannot kill,
Then fear them not, my friends,
They bring us, though against their will,
The honey Jesus sends.
"Sampson's Lion" by John Newton
A honey-shower rains from her lips,
Sweet lights shine in her face;
She hath the blush of virgin mind,
The mind of viper's race.
"Love's Servile Lot" by Robert Southwell
It will comfort me with honey
When the shining rifts and showers
Sweep across the purple valley
And bring back the forest flowers.
"The Grave-Tree" by Bliss William Carman
I watched a moorland torrent run
Down through the rift itself had made,
Golden as honey in the sun,
Of darkest amber in the shade.
"The Discovery" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

There's more research backing up the benefits of honey when it comes to treating your child's cough .
Researchers in Israel discovered many kids between the ages of one and five, who are suffering a cough, slept better if they were given a teaspoon of honey 30 minutes before bedtime.
A spoonful of honey before bed may help little kids with a cough - and their parents - sleep through the night, a new study suggests.
He keeps roughly 50 hives in several towns in Essex and Hudson Counties and is the owner of Hilltop Honey.
Explains the differences between her light and dark honey at last year’s country craft fair.
8 oz cranberry sauce 1 TBSP lemon juice 2 oz honey.
Honey Brook pack presents 'thank you' card on eve of 11th anniversary of terror attacks.
Here, she uses honey to glaze baby carrots and two kinds of baby beets.
Bigne With Honey Mousse and Currants : The hunt for fruit is half the challenge of this recipe.
Michael Mancuso/The Times A file photo shows Hopewell Township resident John Maguire looking out from his backyard over Honey Lake.
Louis Fuentes pulls baked Honey Sweet Whole Wheat bread from a rack to be cooled, sliced and packaged at Rudi's Organic Bakery in Boulder on Friday.
National Honey Board Develops Bakery Food Formulas.
The National Honey Board is working with the American Institute of Baking to develop nine bakery food formulas made with honey.
The National Honey Board developed the formulas to meet the needs of growing consumer demands for products naturally sweetened with honey.
National Honey Board Launches Two New Websites.
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In science:

Honey phones can be used as part of an Intrusion Detection Systems as described in and can be viewed as VoIP specific Honeypots. A Honeypot represents a part of a network that is not accessible by ”normal” users and therefore any access to the honeypot can be viewed as an attack.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
Computational complexities of honey-pot searching with local sensory information.
Networks of Polynomial Pieces with Application to the Analysis of Point Clouds and Images
Hagmann, P., Cammoun, L., Gigandet, X., Meuli, R., Honey, C. J., and Sporns, O. 2008. Mapping the Structural Core of Human Cerebral Cortex.
Efficient statistical analysis of large correlated multivariate datasets: a case study on brain connectivity matrices
Seeley, T. D. and Buhrman, S. C. (1999) “Group Decision Making in Swarms of Honey Bees,” Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 45, 19-31.
Collective Intelligence in Humans: A Literature Review
In this context “universal” are those phenomena that are independent of the nature of the fluid (water, oil, honey etc), independent of the mechanism of stirring the flow, and independent of the form of the container of the fluid.
Hydrodynamic Turbulence: a 19th Century Problem with a challenge for the 21st Century
To make the grounds more elastic, artists used animal glue, particularly fish glue, sometimes adding honey as plasticizer – all those components are so tasteful to bacteria that glue layers and grounds easily undergo the biodegradation. Protection of the color bearing paint layer becomes more and more illusive.
Forecast of the Chemical Aging and Relevant Color Changes in Painting
Wolf, “Honey, i shrunk the covariance matrix,” Journal of.
A Reconstruction algorithm for an unknown network
There also exist implementations using a hexagonal grid: Mad Virus is the same oneplayer game described above, while the Honey Bee Game is a two player variant, and has been studied by Fleischer and Woeginger .
The complexity of Free-Flood-It on 2xn boards
Lagoutte, Noual and Thierry [12, 13] showed that the same result holds when the game is played instead on a hexagonal grid, as in Mad Virus or a one-player version of the Honey Bee Game.
The complexity of Free-Flood-It on 2xn boards
Pumpkin” (Tim Roth) and ”Honey Bunny” (Amanda Plummer) are having breakfast in a diner.
Herded Gibbs Sampling
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