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Ireland, in breadth, and for wholesomeness and serenity of climate, far surpasses Britain; for the snow scarcely ever lies there above three days: no man makes hay in the summer for winter's provision, or builds stables for his beasts of burden... the island abounds in milk and honey.
Venerable Bede

Meaning of "honey" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HONEY

Old English huneg; related to Old Norse hunang, Old Saxon hanig, German Honig, Greek knēkos yellowish, Sanskrit kánaka- gold.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HONEY

honey  [ˈhʌnɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HONEY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Honey is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb honey in English.

WHAT DOES HONEY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

honey

Honey

Honey /ˈhʌni/ is a sweet food made by bees using nectar from flowers. The variety produced by honey bees is the one most commonly referred to, as it is the type of honey collected by most beekeepers and consumed by people. Honeys produced by other bees and other hymenoptera insects have different properties, and they are not discussed in this article. Honey bees transform 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 approximately 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 over sugar and other sweeteners. Most microorganisms do not grow in honey because of its low water activity of 0.6. However, honey sometimes contains dormant endospores of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which can be dangerous to infants, as the endospores can transform into toxin-producing bacteria in infants' immature intestinal tracts, leading to illness and even death.

Definition of honey in the English dictionary

The first definition of honey in the dictionary is a sweet viscid substance made by bees from nectar and stored in their nests or hives as food. It is spread on bread or used as a sweetening agent. Other definition of honey is any similar sweet substance, esp the nectar of flowers. Honey is also anything that is sweet or delightful.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO HONEY

PRESENT

Present
I honey
you honey
he/she/it honeys
we honey
you honey
they honey
Present continuous
I am honeying
you are honeying
he/she/it is honeying
we are honeying
you are honeying
they are honeying
Present perfect
I have honeyed
you have honeyed
he/she/it has honeyed
we have honeyed
you have honeyed
they have honeyed
Present perfect continuous
I have been honeying
you have been honeying
he/she/it has been honeying
we have been honeying
you have been honeying
they have been honeying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I honeyed
you honeyed
he/she/it honeyed
we honeyed
you honeyed
they honeyed
Past continuous
I was honeying
you were honeying
he/she/it was honeying
we were honeying
you were honeying
they were honeying
Past perfect
I had honeyed
you had honeyed
he/she/it had honeyed
we had honeyed
you had honeyed
they had honeyed
Past perfect continuous
I had been honeying
you had been honeying
he/she/it had been honeying
we had been honeying
you had been honeying
they had been honeying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will honey
you will honey
he/she/it will honey
we will honey
you will honey
they will honey
Future continuous
I will be honeying
you will be honeying
he/she/it will be honeying
we will be honeying
you will be honeying
they will be honeying
Future perfect
I will have honeyed
you will have honeyed
he/she/it will have honeyed
we will have honeyed
you will have honeyed
they will have honeyed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been honeying
you will have been honeying
he/she/it will have been honeying
we will have been honeying
you will have been honeying
they will have been honeying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would honey
you would honey
he/she/it would honey
we would honey
you would honey
they would honey
Conditional continuous
I would be honeying
you would be honeying
he/she/it would be honeying
we would be honeying
you would be honeying
they would be honeying
Conditional perfect
I would have honey
you would have honey
he/she/it would have honey
we would have honey
you would have honey
they would have honey
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been honeying
you would have been honeying
he/she/it would have been honeying
we would have been honeying
you would have been honeying
they would have been honeying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you honey
we let´s honey
you honey
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to honey
Past participle
honeyed
Present Participle
honeying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HONEY


Ballymoney
ˌbælɪˈmʌnɪ
bunny
ˈbʌnɪ
dunny
ˈdʌnɪ
funny
ˈfʌnɪ
gunny
ˈɡʌnɪ
money
ˈmʌnɪ
old-money
əʊld ˈmʌnɪ
punny
ˈpʌnɪ
runny
ˈrʌnɪ
sonny
ˈsʌnɪ
Sunni
ˈsʌnɪ
sunny
ˈsʌnɪ
tannie
ˈtʌnɪ
Tunney
ˈtʌnɪ
tunny
ˈtʌnɪ
unfunny
ʌnˈfʌnɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HONEY

honewort
honey badger
honey bear
honey buzzard
honey creeper
honey fungus
honey guide
honey locust
honey mesquite
honey mouse
honey phalanger
honey plant
honey-coloured
honey-eater
honey-like
honey-sweet
honeybee
honeybun
honeybunch
honeycomb

WORDS THAT END LIKE HONEY

big money
black money
blood money
bread and honey
Clooney
coney
easy money
even money
in the money
land of milk and honey
looney
Monopoly money
on the money
paper money
prize money
Rooney
smart money
spending money
start-up money
Stoney

Synonyms and antonyms of honey in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «honey» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HONEY

Find out the translation of honey to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of honey from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «honey» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

蜂蜜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

miel
570 millions of speakers

English

honey
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शहद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَسَل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мед
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mel
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

honewort
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

miel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Honewort
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Honig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

蜂蜜
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

벌꿀
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Honewort
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mật ong
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

honewort
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Honewort
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

honewort
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

miele
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

miód
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мед
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

miere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μέλι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

heuning
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

honung
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

honning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of honey

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HONEY»

The term «honey» is very widely used and occupies the 1.492 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HONEY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «honey» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «honey» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about honey

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10 QUOTES WITH «HONEY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word honey.
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Lauren Bacall
I remember my oldest son, Steve, saying to me once, 'I don't ever remember seeing you with an apron on.' And I thought, that's right, honey, you did not. That was his concept of what a mother should be.
2
Saint Basil
Men whose sense of taste is destroyed by sickness, sometimes think honey sour. A diseased eye does not see many things which do exist, and notes many things which do not exist. The same thing frequently takes place with regard to the force of words, when the critic is inferior to the writer.
3
Venerable Bede
Ireland, in breadth, and for wholesomeness and serenity of climate, far surpasses Britain; for the snow scarcely ever lies there above three days: no man makes hay in the summer for winter's provision, or builds stables for his beasts of burden... the island abounds in milk and honey.
4
Annette Bening
Oh, honey, I'm from Oklahoma! This is who I am - middle-class all the way!
5
Vincent Bugliosi
A very beautiful honey blonde, Sharon Tate, looked into the eyes of the man who the evidence shows just four and a half months later would order her tragic and violent death.
6
Shelley Moore Capito
Those old adages - you attract more with honey; do unto others - are true. You can get attention by being acerbic or mean or making a bizarre comment. But by being nice, being empathetic, building relationships and listening, people begin to recognize that you're thoughtful and respectful of their position.
7
Amy Childs
When I go on holiday, I wear wedges. They accentuate your leg, honey, and you have to look good on the beach.
8
Patricia Clarkson
If my gravy train stops at SAG, honey, it's been a great ride.
9
Emanuel Cleaver
One thing I've learned - and I've said this to Republicans and Democrats - is, bees cannot sting and make honey at the same time. They have to make a choice. Either they are going to be a stinger or a honey-maker, and I contend that honey is a symbol of legislation and, the nuclear language used by members is the stinger, and you can't do both.
10
Eddie Condon
As it enters the ear, does it come in like broken glass or does it come in like honey?

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HONEY»

Discover the use of honey in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to honey and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War
A luminous portrait of life in the Middle East, Day of Honey weaves history, cuisine, and firsthand reporting into a fearless, intimate exploration of everyday survival. In the fall of 2003, Annia Ciezadlo spent her honeymoon in Baghdad.
Annia Ciezadlo, 2011
2
Honey
In her music, she found sweet salvation.... Honey grew up on a farm under her strict, fanatically religious grandfather's disapproving eye.
V.C. Andrews, 2002
3
Honey: From Flower to Table
Author Stephanie Rosenbaum traces the amazing process that turns flower nectar into honey, and takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the history and symbolism of honey.
Stephanie Rosenbaum, 2013
4
The Biology of the Honey Bee
Thorough, well-illustrated, and lucidly written, this book will for many years be a valuable resource for scholars, students, and beekeepers alike. Mark L. Winston probes the dynamics of the honey bee's social organization.
Mark L. Winston, 1991
5
Honey
A collection of stories features tales about the delicate balances and momentous upheavals of marriage and characters preoccupied with the continuity of affection
Elizabeth Tallent, 1994
6
Honey Badger Don't Care: Randall's Guide to Crazy, Nastyass ...
Based on the You Tube sensation (17 MILLION views) Honey Badger Don't Care(tm), Randall presents a dozen crazy animals of the wild kingdom as only Randall could.
Randall, 2012
7
A Taste of Honey
The classic play about the complex, conflict ridden relationship between a teenage girl and her mother - Includes notes and assignments suggestions.
Shelagh Delaney, 1959
8
Honey, Because
Honey, Because is a simple yet moving story about a curious little girl looking for answers to everyday life, such as ?why is the sunset red?
Jess Gibson, 2007
9
Asian Honey Bees: Biology, Conservation, and Human Interactions
This book provides a cornerstone for future investigations on these species, insights into the evolution across species, and a direction for conservation efforts to protect these keystone species of Asia's tropical forests.
Benjamin P. Oldroyd, Siriwat Wongsiri, 2009
10
The Honey Prescription: The Amazing Power of Honey as Medicine
The Honey Prescription will amaze you, delight you, and, most important, give you a fantastic new ally to promote natural wellness.” --Rowan Jacobsen, author of Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural ...
Nathaniel Altman, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HONEY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term honey is used in the context of the following news items.
1
5 generations involved in Worland honey business | The Olympian …
Bryant Honey operates in Washakie, Hot Springs, Park, Big Horn, Platte and Goshen counties in addition to having operations in western ... «The Olympian, Jul 15»
2
Losing bees will sting more than just our taste for honey
We may lose a lot more than honey if bees are unable to cope with the changing climate and increasing demand for agricultural land. «The Conversation AU, Jul 15»
3
8 tips for using honey | Life | tetonvalleynews.net
For emergencies, honey is a great thing to have on hand. Honey has some great properties that a lot of people might not realize. Beyond being ... «Teton Valley News, Jul 15»
4
"Buzz Off Honey" Coming Soon - KFYR
Today was her chance to get her hands sticky and experience the sweet part of beekeeping -- the honey. She extracted nearly five gallons of ... «KFYR-TV, Jul 15»
5
'No, Honey, I Blocked Netanyahu': The Jokes Iranians Are Passing …
Obama: No, honey, I've blocked him!! Another touches on just how foreign of a concept a friendship between the two countries really is: “I hope ... «Foreign Policy, Jul 15»
6
What Does The Land Flowing With Milk And Honey Mean or …
The Bible compares the Word of God as honey where the psalmist writes “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
7
Local band Duzzn Matta rocks Honey Brook at Summer Concert
Gwen Bauer - Berks-Mont Newspapers Duzzn Matta performed at Honey Brook Borough during the 2nd concert of the Summer Concert Series ... «Boyertown Berk Montgomery Newspapers, Jul 15»
8
Honey oil explosion caused fire at Nord Avenue apartments
A fire that burned two units and left one person injured at Village at the Timbers apartment complex Saturday in Chico was caused by a ... «Chico Enterprise-Record, Jul 15»
9
What Would Happen if Honey Bees Disappeared? (Video) | Care2 …
Supporting local beekeepers by buying their honey products is one way to make sure that they have the resources to help their hives survive. «Care2.com, Jul 15»
10
Picnic & Barrel Auction, Honey Extraction at the - Seattle Weekly
Picnic & Barrel Auction, Honey Extraction at the Fairmont, Rosé on the Roof at Purple. Your Daily Dose of Food News, Events and Must-Read ... «Seattle Weekly, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Honey [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/honey>. Dec 2019 ».
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