noun (plural honeys)
- 1 [mass noun] A sweet, sticky yellowish-brown fluid made by bees and other insects from nectar collected from flowers.More example sentences
- I was intrigued with how they gathered pollen and nectar from flowers to make honey.
- The chimps spend about six hours a day looking for food and have a varied diet of leaves, fruits, insects, honey and even fungi.
- Instead, they make honey from the nectar they drink from nectar-making flowers.
- 1.1A yellowish-brown or golden colour: [as modifier]: her honey skinMore example sentences
- From here he could already see the tiny beads of sweat beginning to accumulate across her brow and collar bone, making her soft golden honey skin glisten in the light.
- There were sarongs that brought out Rachel's eyes, sarongs that matched her hair, even a few that matched the subtle honey undertones in her skin.
- Inside, what was a somewhat dark and sombre building has been opened up to the light, its stone restored to its original honey colour, its doors widened, its access hugely improved.
- 2 • informal An excellent example of something: it’s one honey of an adaptationMore example sentences
- I swapped my extra ticket for a honey of an orange cruiser bike that will be meeting me there.
- It was a honey of a book.
- Fontecchio is famous for his pies, and the blueberry, peach, pumpkin, and cherry are honeys.
- 2.1An attractive girl: she’s a little honeyMore example sentences
- If you want to attract all the beach honeys, you'll need the right swimsuit, hat and shoes to make her swim your way.
- Do you want to win friends, influence people, and meet the honey of your dreams?
- But the first lady that took the lead was a blonde, and boy, was she a honey.
- 2.2Darling; sweetheart (usually as a form of address): hi, honey!More example sentences
- I hate it when people call you darling, sweetheart, honey, sweetie.
- Whenever he's actually being serious about something, he uses my real name or the occasional honey or darling.
- ‘Love you too, honey,’ Beau said sarcastically before turning to Anica with a sigh.
Old English hunig, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch honig and German Honig.