from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A structure of hexagonal, thin-walled cells constructed from beeswax by honeybees to hold honey and larvae.
- n. Something resembling this structure in configuration or pattern.
- transitive v. To fill with holes or compartments; riddle: cliffs that were honeycombed with caves and grottoes.
- transitive v. To form in or cover with a pattern like that of a honeycomb.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A structure of hexagonal cells made by bees primarily of wax, to hold their larvae and for storing the honey to feed the larvae and to feed themselves during winter.
- n. Any structure resembling a honeycomb.
- n. voids left in concrete resulting from failure of the mortar to effectively fill the spaces among coarse aggregate particles.
- n. Manufactured material used manufacture light, stiff structural components using a sandwich design.
- v. To riddle something with holes, especially in such a pattern.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mass of hexagonal waxen cells, formed by bees, and used by them to hold their honey and their eggs.
- n. Any substance, as a easting of iron, a piece of worm-eaten wood, or of triple, etc., perforated with cells like a honeycomb.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A structure of wax of a firm texture, consisting of hexagonal cells with concave bottoms ranged side by side, formed by bees for the reception of honey and of their eggs.
- n. Sweet one; darling: a trivial term of endearment. Compare honey, 3.
- n. Any substance, as a casting of iron, etc., having cells like those of a honeycomb.
- n. Specifically In mammalogy, the reticulum or second stomach of a ruminant. See cut under ruminant.
- To fill with cells or holes, as wood or earth, by perforation or excavation, in the manner of a honeycomb.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. penetrate thoroughly and into every part
- n. a structure of small hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax by bees and used to store honey and larvae
- n. a framework of hexagonal cells resembling the honeycomb built by bees
- v. carve a honeycomb pattern into
- v. make full of cavities, like a honeycomb
honey + comb (Wiktionary)