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honey  


      n  
1    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  
2    any similar sweet substance, esp. the nectar of flowers  
3    anything that is sweet or delightful  
4    often cap     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a term of endearment  
5    Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   something considered to be very good of its kind  
a honey of a car     
6    modifier   of, concerned with, or resembling honey  
      vb   , honeys, honeying, honeyed, honied  
7    tr   to sweeten with or as if with honey  
8    often foll by: up   to talk to (someone) in a fond or flattering way  
     (Old English huneg; related to Old Norse hunang, Old Saxon hanig, German Honig, Greek knekos yellowish, Sanskrit kánaka- gold)  
  honey-like      adj  


honey badger  
      n      another name for       ratel  
honey bear  
      n      another name for       kinkajou       1       sun bear  
honey buzzard  
      n   a common European bird of prey, Pernis apivorus, having broad wings and a typically dull brown plumage with white-streaked underparts: family Accipitridae (hawks, buzzards, etc.). It feeds on grubs and honey from bees' nests  
honey creeper  
      n  
1    any small tropical American songbird of the genus Dacnis and related genera, closely related to the tanagers and buntings, having a slender downward-curving bill and feeding on nectar  
2    any bird of the family Drepanididae of Hawaii  
honey-eater  
      n   any small arboreal songbird of the Australasian family Meliphagidae, having a downward-curving bill and a brushlike tongue specialized for extracting nectar from flowers  
honey fungus  
      n   an edible basidiomycetous fungus, Armillaria mellea, having a yellow-spotted cap and wrinkled stems, parasitic on the roots of woody plants, which it may kill by root rot. It spreads by thin black underground strands,   (Also called)    bootlace fungus  
honey guide  
      n   any small bird of the family Indicatoridae, inhabiting tropical forests of Africa and Asia and feeding on beeswax, honey, and insects: order Piciformes (woodpeckers, etc.)  
honey locust  
      n  
1    a thorny mimosaceous tree, Gleditsia triacanthos of E North America, that has long pods containing a sweet-tasting pulp  
2       another name for       mesquite  
honey mesquite  
      n      another name for       mesquite  
honey mouse   , phalanger  
      n   a small agile Australian marsupial, Tarsipes spenserae, having dark-striped pale brown fur, a long prehensile tail, and a very long snout and tongue with which it feeds on honey, pollen, and insects: family Phalangeridae,   (Also called)    honeysucker  
honey plant  
      n   any of various plants that are particularly useful in providing bees with nectar  
honey-sweet  
      adj   sweet or endearing  
land of milk and honey  
      n  
1      (Old Testament)   the land of natural fertility promised to the Israelites by God (Ezekiel 20:6)  
2    any fertile land, state, etc.  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
n.
endearment phrase used for someone we find sweet
[Fam.] syn.: sweetie, pumpkin, cutie, cutesy pie
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
exp.
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
id.
expression referring to the belief that those who hold the power are entitled to anything
n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
n.
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'
adj.
the decision is yours
exp.
something is easy to do
exp.
It is healthy to laugh
[US]
n.
charver is another word for chav
If you lived in Newcastle you would know it. Common in NE England
n.
grunt work is hard, uninteresting work
US informal
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
n.
to release sth that is tied up
exp.
expression used when nothing is going well
exp.
acronyme de "there is no alternative"
phrase chère jadis à Mme THATCHER reprise au G20 de novembre 2011 contre le Premier ministre grec et son référendum
adv.
someone who is always trying to please others
"He`s always been a people pleaser."
exp.
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
n.
A currency coin worth $1.00 in Canada. Bigger than a quarter but smaller than a tooney.
looney also can mean strange or weird. ex.He had always been a little bit looney.
exp.
have a powerful impact on someone; impress; generate an emotion (positive, but also negative)
it can be used to describe a feeling of fear or a positive emotion; e.g.: "This violin music gives me the chills" or "Being all alone in that old house after dark...it gave me the chills."
n.
business linked to the Internet but also to traditional economy
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