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honeymoon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v honeymoon spend a holiday after one's marriage "they plan to honeymoon in Hawai'i"
    • n honeymoon a holiday taken by a newly married couple
    • n honeymoon the early (usually calm and harmonious) period of a relationship; business or political
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The favorite honeymoon place is Hawaii
    • Honeymoon A vacation taken together by a newly married couple, usually including a trip away from home.
    • Honeymoon Any initial period of harmony after two or more people or organizations begin working together; as, the usual honeymoon for a newly elected president was cut short by resumption of partisan sniping over the budget.
    • Honeymoon The first month after marriage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There were 13 couples celebrating their honeymoon on the Titanic
    • n honeymoon The first month after marriage; the interval, of whatever length, commonly spent by a newly married couple in traveling, visiting, or other recreation, before settling down to their ordinary occupations.
    • n honeymoon Hence A time of prosperity or enjoyment; an occasion of advantage.
    • honeymoon To keep one's honeymoon; take a wedding-trip.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: the "honey month" or what we know today as the "honeymoon."
    • Honeymoon the first month after marriage, commonly spent in travelling, before settling down to the business of life
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hunig; Ger. honig, Ice. hunang.

Usage

In literature:

Furthermore, Matilda admitted, the pair were having the jolliest of honeymoons.
"No. 13 Washington Square" by Leroy Scott
And they would go to France and Belgium and Germany for their honeymoon.
"The Tree of Heaven" by May Sinclair
The newly married pair had determined to spend their honeymoon in Italy, and left for the Continent in the forenoon.
"The Lost Stradivarius" by John Meade Falkner
Everyone invited to a wedding should call upon the bride on her return from the honeymoon.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
It was to one of these that Stanford Manning brought his bride for their honeymoon.
"When A Man's A Man" by Harold Bell Wright
John Grimbal vanished on the trip which was to have witnessed his honeymoon.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
He did not hear from the honeymoon party.
"The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him" by Paul Leicester Ford
We rented it for a year in a sort of honeymoon delirium, I guess.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
The wedding took place in the morning and the beginning of the honeymoon was prosaic enough.
"New Faces" by Myra Kelly
Camilla, then, had really died of typhoid fever on her honeymoon, and hence Ravengar had not murderously compassed her death.
"Hugo" by Arnold Bennett
It was the first appearance of the bride and bridegroom on their return from their long honeymoon.
"The Tysons" by May Sinclair
But first, before we go back to town, there's our honeymoon, the best holiday of our lives.
"Married Life" by May Edginton
The honeymoon was being spent at Canterbury, cautiously chosen by Arthur as a place he'd been to once and so knew the lie of a bit.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
But I'm not a young idiot who expects her honeymoon to last forever.
"Read-Aloud Plays" by Horace Holley
There's the honeymoon, for instance.
"Willy Reilly The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
Their whole future life was, with few exceptions, one unchanging honeymoon.
"Phelim O'toole's Courtship and Other Stories Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
How can the honeymoon rise upon two beings who cannot possibly love each other?
"The Physiology of Marriage, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
You will have to postpone your honeymoon for a little while.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
And an automobile accident may wreck a honeymoon.
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey
Oh, Flo, Flo, what a honeymoon we'll have!
"Oh! Susannah! A Farcical Comedy in Three Acts" by Mark Ambient
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In poetry:

I saw fond lovers in that glow
That oft-times fades away too soon:
I saw and said, "Their joy I know—
I, too, have had my honeymoon."
"I, Too" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The clock in the steeple struck fourteen
The day that the wedding was fixed
The couple had gone on their honeymoon first
So - things had got a bit mixed.
"The Wedding That Never Was" by Billy Bennett
That very self-same afternoon
They started on their honeymoon,
And (oh, astonishment!) took flight
To a pretty little cottage close to Shanklin, Isle of Wight.
"Thomson Green and Harriet Hale" by William Schwenck Gilbert
So great her absentmindedness she droops as in a swoon,
And a movement of aversion mars her recent spousal grace,
And in silence we two sit here in our waning honeymoon
At this idle watering-place….
"The Telegram" by Thomas Hardy
Full many a shining wit one sees,
With tongue on all things well conversing;
The what can charm, the what can please,
In every nice detail rehearsing.
Their raptures so transport the college,
It seems one honeymoon of knowledge.
"Breadth And Depth" by Friedrich von Schiller
Mr. Wilson, a young electrician, got a terrible fright,
When he saw his mother and sister dead— he was shocked at the sight,
Because his sister had not many days returned from her honeymoon,
And in his countenance, alas! there was a sad gloom.
"The Albion Battleship Calamity" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

In my own experience – and in the experience of others I've discussed the idea of honeymoons with – honeymoons are about the people involved.
Honeymoon ends, practice begins for reportedly fit squad.
Well, the honeymoon is finally over.
When Salt Lake City's Mike and Lindsay Holshue tied the knot in early June, they knew exactly where they wanted to go on their honeymoon: everywhere.
The honeymoon appears to be over for Time Inc CEO Laura Lang.
Any honeymoon-period new council members saw in their first months in office is over.
New coach, honeymooning, misses opener.
CourtesyBrittany Smolen and Dustin Sparks honeymooned in Aruba and now live in New York City.
The honeymoon appears to be over for Time Inc CEO Laura Lang .
She and her husband had just returned from the honeymoon and returned to a leak so she called maintenance.
Life sentence for shooter in 2010 honeymoon killing of Swedish bride.
However, during their Asian honeymoon she dumped him after learning of his true financial state.
Michael Alan Rubin claims he had the story of a lifetime and he wanted to keep it all for himself…well know his story is that 'The Hangover Part II' was stolen from a screenplay he wrote about his disastrous honeymoon in Thailand.
The hugely successful TV show, which ran from 1989 to 1998, saw off competition from rival New York-based comedy The Honeymooners, which came second in a joint survey between US news show 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair magazine.
My wife and I got to go to our 1st ever official luau in Maui on our Funjet honeymoon, and it was a very cool experience.
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In science:

For instance, a couple on their honeymoon are probably not interested in quality of the Internet connection at a hotel, whereas this aspect can be of a primary importance for a manager on a business trip.
Modeling Online Reviews with Multi-grain Topic Models
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