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HONEYCOMB

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does honeycomb mean? 

HONEYCOMB (noun)
  The noun HONEYCOMB has 2 senses:

1. a structure of small hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax by bees and used to store honey and larvae
2. a framework of hexagonal cells resembling the honeycomb built by bees

  Familiarity information: HONEYCOMB used as a noun is rare.


HONEYCOMB (verb)
  The verb HONEYCOMB has 3 senses:

1. carve a honeycomb pattern into
2. penetrate thoroughly and into every part
3. make full of cavities, like a honeycomb

  Familiarity information: HONEYCOMB used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HONEYCOMB (noun)


Sense 1honeycomb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A structure of small hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax by bees and used to store honey and larvae

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("honeycomb" is a kind of...):

construction; structure (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts)

Holonyms ("honeycomb" is a part of...):

beehive; hive (a structure that provides a natural habitation for bees; as in a hollow tree)


Sense 2honeycomb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A framework of hexagonal cells resembling the honeycomb built by bees

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("honeycomb" is a kind of...):

frame; framework; framing (a structure supporting or containing something)


HONEYCOMB (verb)


Sense 1honeycomb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Carve a honeycomb pattern into

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

The cliffs were honeycombed

Hypernyms (to "honeycomb" is one way to...):

fret (carve a pattern into)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2honeycomb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Penetrate thoroughly and into every part

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

the revolutionaries honeycombed the organization

Hypernyms (to "honeycomb" is one way to...):

penetrate; perforate (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3honeycomb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make full of cavities, like a honeycomb

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "honeycomb" is one way to...):

alter; change; vary (make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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