Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Homoptera noun plural
[ New Latin , from Greek ... the same, like + ... wing.] (Zoology) A suborder of Hemiptera, in which both pairs of wings are similar in texture, and do not overlap when folded, as in the cicada. See Hemiptera .
Homopteran noun (Zoology) An homopter.
Homopterous adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Homoptera.
Homostyled adjective [ Homo- + style .] (Botany) Having only one form of pistils; -- said of the flowers of some plants. Darwin.
Homosystemic adjective [ Homo- + systemic .] (Biol.) Developing, in the case of multicellular organisms, from the same embryonic systems into which the secondary unit (gastrula or plant enbryo) differentiates.
[ New Latin ] Same as Homotaxis .
Homotaxial, Homotaxic adjective (Biol.) Relating to homotaxis.
Homotaxis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... the same + ... arrangement.] (Biol.) Similarly in arrangement of parts; -- the opposite of heterotaxy .
Homothermic, Homothermous adjective [ Homo- + Greek ... heat.] (Physiol.) Warm-blooded; homoiothermal; hæmatothermal.
Homotonous adjective [ Latin homotonus , Greek ...; ... the same + ... tone.] Of the same tenor or tone; equable; without variation.
Homotropal, Homotropous adjective [ Greek ...; ... the same + ... turn, from ... to turn: confer French homotrope .]
1. Turned in the same direction with something else. 2. (Botany) Having the radicle of the seed directed towards the hilum.
Homotypal adjective (Biol.) Of the same type of structure; pertaining to a homotype; as, homotypal parts.
Homotype noun [ Homo- + - type .] (Biol.) That which has the same fundamental type of structure with something else; thus, the right arm is the homotype of the right leg; one arm is the homotype of the other, etc. Owen.
Homotypic, Homotypical adjective (Biol.) Same as Homotypal .
[ See Homotype
.] (Biol.) A term suggested by Haeckel to be instead of serial homology . See Homotype .
; plural Homunculi
. [ Latin , dim. of homo
man.] A little man; a dwarf; a manikin. Sterne.
Hond noun Hand. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Hone intransitive verb [ Etymology uncertain. √37.] To pine; to lament; to long. Lamb.
Hone noun [ Confer Icelandic hūn a knob.] A kind of swelling in the cheek.
[ Anglo-Saxon hān
; akin to Icelandic hein
, OSw. hen
; confer Sanskrit çāna
, also çō
, to sharpen, and English cone
. √38, 228.] A stone of a fine grit, or a slab, as of metal, covered with an abrading substance or powder, used for sharpening cutting instruments, and especially for setting razors; an oilstone. Tusser. Hone slate See Polishing slate .
- - Hone stone
, one of several kinds of stone used for hones. See Novaculite .
Hone transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Honed
(hōnd); p]. pr. & verbal noun Honing
.] To sharpen on, or with, a hone; to rub on a hone in order to sharpen; as, to hone a razor.
Hone intransitive verb [ Confer French honger to grumble.] To grumble; pine; lament; long. [ Dial.Eng. & Southern U. S.]
[ Middle English honest
, Old French honeste
, French honnête
, Latin honestus
, from honos
, honor. See Honor
.] 1. Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming. Chaucer.
Belong what honest clothes you send forth to bleaching! Shak. 2. Characterized by integrity or fairness and straight...forwardness in conduct, thought, speech, etc.; upright; just; equitable; trustworthy; truthful; sincere; free from fraud, guile, or duplicity; not false; -- said of persons and acts, and of things to which a moral quality is imputed; as, an honest judge or merchant; an honest statement; an honest bargain; an honest business; an honest book; an honest confession.
An honest man's the noblest work of God. Pope.
An honest physician leaves his patient when he can contribute no farther to his health. Sir W. Temple.
Look ye out among you seven men of honest report. Acts vi. 3.
Provide things honest in the sight of all men. Rom. xii. 17. 3. Open; frank; as, an honest countenance. 4. Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
Wives may be merry, and yet honest too. Shak. Syn.
-- Upright; ingenuous; honorable; trusty; faithful; equitable; fair; just; rightful; sincere; frank; candid; genuine.
Honest transitive verb
[ Latin honestare
to clothe or adorn with honor: confer French honester
. See Honest
] To adorn; to grace; to honor; to make becoming, appropriate, or honorable.
[ Obsolete] Abp. Sandys.
Honestation noun The act of honesting; grace; adornment. [ Obsolete] W. Montagu.
Honestetee noun Honesty; honorableness. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Honestly adverb To come honestly by . (a) To get honestly. (b) A circumlocution for to inherit ; as, to come honestly by a feature, a mental trait, a peculiarity.
1. Honorably; becomingly; decently. [ Obsolete] Chaucer. 2. In an honest manner; as, a contract honestly made; to live honestly ; to speak honestly . Shak.
[ Middle English honeste
, honor, Old French honesté
(cf. French honnêteté
), Latin honestas
. See Honest
] 1. Honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness; decency.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
She derives her honesty and achieves her goodness. Shak. 2. The quality or state of being honest; probity; fairness and straightforwardness of conduct, speech, etc.; integrity; sincerity; truthfulness; freedom from fraud or guile.
That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty . 1 Tim. ii. 2. 3. Chastity; modesty. Chaucer.
To lay . . . siege to the honesty of this Ford's wife. Shak. 4. (Botany) Satin flower; the name of two cruciferous herbs having large flat pods, the round shining partitions of which are more beautiful than the blossom; -- called also lunary and moonwort . Lunaria biennis is common honesty; Latin rediva is perennial honesty. Syn.
-- Integrity; probity; uprightness; trustiness; faithfulness; honor; justice; equity; fairness; candor; plain- dealing; veracity; sincerity.
Honewort noun (Botany) An umbelliferous plant of the genus Sison ( S. Amomum ); -- so called because used to cure a swelling called a hone .
[ Middle English honi
, Anglo-Saxon hunig
; akin to Old Saxon honeg
, D. & German honig
, Old High German honag
, Icelandic hunang
, Swedish håning
, Danish honning
, confer Greek ... dust, Sanskrit kaa
grain.] 1. A sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by bees from flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the honeycomb. 2. That which is sweet or pleasant, like honey.
The honey of his language. Shak. 3. Sweet one; -- a term of endearment. Chaucer.
Honey , you shall be well desired in Cyprus. Shak.
is often used adjectively or as the first part of compound; as, honey
dew or honey
guide or honey
locust or honey
- locust. Honey ant (Zoology)
, a small ant ( Myrmecocystus melliger ), found in the Southwestern United States, and in Mexico, living in subterranean formicares. There are larger and smaller ordinary workers, and others, which serve as receptacles or cells for the storage of honey, their abdomens becoming distended to the size of a currant. These, in times of scarcity, regurgitate the honey and feed the rest.
-- Honey badger (Zoology)
, the ratel.
-- Honey bear
. (Zoology) See Kinkajou .
-- Honey buzzard (Zoology)
, a bird related to the kites, of the genus Pernis . The European species is P. apivorus ; the Indian or crested honey buzzard is P. ptilorhyncha . They feed upon honey and the larvæ of bees. Called also bee hawk , bee kite .
-- Honey creeper (Zoology)
, one of numerous species of small, bright, colored, passerine birds of the family Cœrebidæ , abundant in Central and South America.
-- Honey eater (Zoology)
, one of numerous species of small passerine birds of the family Meliphagidæ , abundant in Australia and Oceania; -- called also honeysucker .
-- Honey flower (Botany)
, an evergreen shrub of the genus Melianthus , a native of the Cape of Good Hope. The flowers yield much honey.
-- Honey guide (Zoology)
, one of several species of small birds of the family Indicatoridæ , inhabiting Africa and the East Indies. They have the habit of leading persons to the nests to wild bees. Called also honeybird , and indicator .
-- Honey harvest
, the gathering of honey from hives, or the honey which is gathered. Dryden.
-- Honey kite
. (Zoology) See Honey buzzard (above).
-- Honey locust (Botany)
, a North American tree ( Gleditschia triacanthos ), armed with thorns, and having long pods with a sweet pulp between the seeds.
-- Honey month
. Same as Honeymoon .
-- Honey weasel (Zoology)
, the ratel.
Honey intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Honeyed
; present participle & verbal noun Honeying
.] To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments; also, to be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn.
and making love." Shak.
Rough to common men, Tennyson.
But honey at the whisper of a lord.
Honey transitive verb To make agreeable; to cover or sweeten with, or as with, honey.
Canst thou not honey me with fluent speech? Marston.
Honey-bag noun (Zoology) The receptacle for honey in a honeybee. Shak. Grew.
Honey-mouthed adjective Soft to sweet in speech; persuasive. Shak.
Honey-sweet adjective Sweet as honey. Chaucer.
Honey-tongued adjective Sweet speaking; persuasive; seductive. Shak.
Honeybee noun (Zoology) Any bee of the genus Apis , which lives in communities and collects honey, esp. the common domesticated hive bee ( Apis mellifica ), the Italian bee ( A. ligustica ), and the Arabiab bee ( A. fasciata ). The two latter are by many entomologists considered only varieties of the common hive bee. Each swarm of bees consists of a large number of workers (barren females), with, ordinarily, one queen or fertile female, but in the swarming season several young queens, and a number of males or drones, are produced.
; plural - berries
. The fruit of either of two trees having sweetish berries: (a) An Old World hackberry ( Celtis australis ). (b) In the West Indies, the genip ( Melicocca bijuga ).
Honeybird noun (Zoology) The honey guide.
[ Anglo-Saxon hunigcamb
. See Honey
, and 1st Comb
.] 1. A mass of hexagonal waxen cells, formed by bees, and used by them to hold their honey and their eggs. 2. Any substance, as a easting of iron, a piece of worm-eaten wood, or of triple, etc., perforated with cells like a honeycomb. Honeycomb moth (Zoology)
, the wax moth.
-- Honeycomb stomach
. (Anat.) See Reticulum .
Honeycombed adjective Formed or perforated like a honeycomb.
Each bastion was honeycombed with casements. Motley.
1. A sweet, saccharine substance, found on the leaves of trees and other plants in small drops, like dew. Two substances have been called by this name; one exuded from the plants, and the other secreted by certain insects, esp. aphids. 2. A kind of tobacco moistened with molasses.
1. Covered with honey. 2. Sweet, as, honeyed words. Milton.
Honeyless adjective Destitute of honey. Shak.
Honeymoon noun The first month after marriage. Addison.
Honeysucker noun (Zoology) See Honey eater , under Honey .
[ Confer Anglo-Saxon hunis...ge
privet. See Honey
, and Suck
.] (Botany) One of several species of flowering plants, much admired for their beauty, and some for their fragrance.
» The honeysuckles are properly species of the genus Lonicera
; as, Latin Caprifolium
, and Latin Japonica
, the commonly cultivated fragrant kinds; Latin Periclymenum
, the fragrant woodbine of England; Latin grata
, the American woodbine, and Latin sempervirens
, the red-flowered trumpet honeysuckle. The European fly honeysuckle is Latin Xylosteum
; the American, Latin ciliata
. The American Pinxter flower ( Azalea nudiflora
) is often called honeysuckle
, or false honeysuckle
. The name Australian honeysuckle
is applied to one or more trees of the genus Banksia
. See French honeysuckle
, under French
Honeysuckled adjective Covered with honeysuckles.