Definition of honey noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhʌni//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌni//
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  1. 1 [uncountable] a sweet sticky yellow substance made by bees that is spread on bread, etc. like jam
  2. 2[countable] (informal) a way of addressing somebody that you like or love Have you seen my keys, honey?
  3. 3[countable] (informal) a person that you like or love and think is very kind He can be a real honey when he wants to be.
  4. Word OriginOld English hunig, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch honig and German Honig.Extra examples How do bees make honey? a jar of locally produced honey to gather honey from the hiveIdioms
    the land of milk and honey
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    a place where life is pleasant and easy and people are very happy He dreamed of emigrating to Canada—the land of milk and honey.
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