- A sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by bees from flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the honeycomb.
- That which is sweet or pleasant, like honey."The honey of his language." [Shak.]
- Sweet one; -- a term of endearment." Honey, you shall be well desired in Cyprus." [Shak.]
Note: ☞ Honey is often used adjectively or as the first part of compound; as, honeydew or honey dew; honey guide or honeyguide; honey locust or honey-locust.
Etymology: 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