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hon·ey

honey

 
 
pronunciation:
huh ni
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: honeys
definition 1: a thick, sweet, yellowish or brownish fluid made from flower nectar by bees.
She poured honey on her toast.
 
definition 2: any of various other sweet fluids made by insects.
definition 3: (informal) something of excellent quality, esp. an outstanding specimen of its kind.
This is a honey of a machine!
definition 4: (informal) sweet one; sweetheart; dear (used as an affectionate term of address).
What time is your honey coming to pick you up?
similar words:
darling, dear, sweet
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: honeys, honeying, honeyed, honied
definition 1: to add honey to, for flavor or sweetening.
She always honeys her tea if it's herbal.
definition 2: (informal) to speak endearingly, flatteringly, or ingratiatingly to; cajole (often fol. by "up").
I've made my decision, so don't try to honey me up.
derivation: honeylike (adj.)
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