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honeycomb Explained

honeycomb at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


honeycomb at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] 1 a structure made by bees, which consists of many six-sided cells in which honey is stored//
2 something that is arranged or shaped in this pattern:

honeycomb at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

129 Moby Thesaurus words for "honeycomb":
alveolation, alveolus, ambrosia, artificial sweetener, auger,
bespread, bite, blackstrap, bore, broach, calcium cyclamate,
cane syrup, clover honey, colander, comb honey, corn syrup,
countersink, crawl with, creep with, cribble, cribriformity,
cribrosity, cyclamates, dent, diffuse, dimple, dint, drill,
edulcoration, empierce, extend throughout, fill, fix, furrow, gore,
gouge, gouge out, hole, honey, honeydew, honeypot, imbue, impale,
impress, impression, imprint, indent, indentation, indention,
indenture, lance, leave no void, leaven, maple syrup, mine,
molasses, nectar, needle, net, notch, occupy, overrun, overset,
overspread, overswarm, overthrow, overturn, penetrate, perforate,
permeate, pervade, pierce, pink, pit, pock, pockmark, porosity,
porousness, prick, print, punch, puncture, ream, ream out, riddle,
run through, sabotage, saccharification, saccharin, sap,
sap the foundations, screen, sieve, sievelikeness, skewer,
sodium cyclamate, sorghum, spear, spike, spit, sponge, stab, stick,
strainer, subvert, suffuse, sugar, sugar-making, sugaring off,
sunken part, swarm with, sweetener, sweetening, sweets, syrup, tap,
teem with, throw down, throw over, transfix, transfuse,
transpierce, treacle, trepan, trephine, undermine, upend, upset,

honeycomb at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (a): porousness, sponge, honeycomb, network, filter, sieve, net, screen

honeycomb at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(also comb) noun
[C, U] a structure of cells with six sides, made by bees for holding their honey and their eggs

Honeycomb at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Honeycomb \Hon"ey*comb`\, n. [AS. 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 moth} (Zo["o]l.), the wax moth.

{Honeycomb stomach}. (Anat.) See {Reticulum}.

honeycomb at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a framework of hexagonal cells resembling the honeycomb
built by bees

v 1: carve a honeycomb pattern into; "The cliffs were
2: penetrate thoroughly and into every part; "the
revolutionaries honeycombed the organization"
3: make full of cavities, like a honeycomb

honeycomb at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » dab=Honeycomb (disambiguation)


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Inter: compound » honey|comb


* Inter: IPA » /ˈhʌniːkəʊm/
Category: Image - :Bienenwabe mit Eiern und Brut 5.jpg|220px|thumb|right|Honeycomb with drone larvae and eggs.
Inter: wikipedia » Honeycomb structure


Inter: en-nou » 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.
    1. Any structure resembling a honeycomb.
    2. : The wood porch was a honeycomb of termite tunnels before we replaced it.
    3. 1797 Adams, John, (Letter from John Adams to Uriah Forrest, June 20, 1797), compiled in Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia, at
    4. : is in Jefferson...evidence of a mind soured, yet seeking for popularity, and eaten to a honeycomb with ambition....
    5. Inter: context » construction voids left in concrete resulting from failure of the mortar to effectively fill the spaces among coarse aggregate particles.
    6. Inter: aviatio » n Manufactured material used manufacture light, stiff structural components using a sandwich design.
    7. Inter: context » solar cell texturing the surface of a cell to increase its surface area and capture more sun.


      Inter: trans-top » structure of cells made by bees

  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|մեղրախորիսխ|tr=meġraxorisx
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|пчелна пита|f|tr=pčelna pita|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|bresca|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|蜂窩|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|蜂窝|tr=fēngwō|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|蜂巢|tr=fēngcháo|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|plástev|f
  • Erzya: керяз (ker'az)
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|mielĉelaro, Inter: qualifier » alternate spelling Inter: t- » eo|mielcxelaro, Inter: qualifier » alternate spelling Inter: t- » eo|mielchelaro
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|hunajakenno
  • French: Inter: t- » fr|rayon de miel|m, Inter: t- » fr|rayon de ruche|m, Inter: t- » fr|alvéole d’abeille|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Wabe|f, Inter: t+ » de|Bienenwabe|f, Inter: t- » de|Honigwabe|f
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|μελικηρίς {{f}}, μελιτόκηρον {{n}}, μελόπηττα {{f}}, Inter: t+ » el|κηρήθρα {{f}}, μελισσοκόμικος (melissokómikos)
  • Hindi: छत्ता (čattā) {{m}}, मधु कोष (madhu koš) {{m}}
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|vaxkaka|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|蜂の巣|tr=はちのす, hachi no su|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|蜂巣|tr=ほうそう, hōsō|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|ハニカム|tr=hanikamu|sc=Jpan

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|favus|m
    • Persian: Inter: fa-Arab » موم عسل (mum asal)
    • Polish: plaster miodu
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|favo de mel|m, Inter: t+ » pt|favo|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|fagure
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|соты|m|p|tr=sóty
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|cìr-mheala|f
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|саће|n|p, Inter: qualifier » obsolete Inter: t- » sh|сат|m
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|saće|n|p, Inter: qualifier » obsolete Inter: t- » sh|sat|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|panal|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|vaxkaka|c
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|стільник|m|tr=stílʹnyk
    • Urdu: Inter: ur-Arab » چھتا (čattā) {{m}}, Inter: ur-Arab » مدھو کوش (madhu koš) {{m}}
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|mielaziöbem, Inter: qualifier » alternate spellng Inter: t- » vo|mielazioybem, Inter: qualifier » older term, obsolete Inter: t- » vo|mielaväk

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » any resembling structure
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kennosto
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ハニカム|tr=hanikamu|sc=Jpan
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|соты|m|p|tr=sóty

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|саће|n|p, Inter: qualifier » obsolete Inter: t- » sh|сат|m
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|saće|n|p, Inter: qualifier » obsolete Inter: t- » sh|sat|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m



    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To riddle something with holes, especially in such a pattern.
    1. : Termites will honeycomb a porch made of untreated pine.

      See also

      * favaginous

  • beeswax

  • Translation: cs » honeycomb
    Translation: et » honeycomb
    Translation: el » honeycomb
    Translation: eo » honeycomb
    Translation: fr » honeycomb
    Translation: ko » honeycomb
    Translation: hr » honeycomb
    Translation: io » honeycomb
    Translation: kn » honeycomb
    Translation: hu » honeycomb
    Translation: mg » honeycomb
    Translation: my » honeycomb
    Translation: pl » honeycomb
    Translation: ru » honeycomb
    Translation: fi » honeycomb
    Translation: ta » honeycomb
    Translation: vi » honeycomb
    Translation: zh » honeycomb