Honey vs Golden - What's the difference?

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As a noun honey

is (uncountable) a viscous, sweet fluid produced from plant nectar by bees often used to sweeten tea or to spread on baked goods.

As an adjective honey

is describing a thing involving or resembling honey.

As a verb honey

is to be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments.

As a proper noun golden is

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honey

English

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Noun

(en-noun)
  • (uncountable) A viscous, sweet fluid produced from plant nectar by bees. Often used to sweeten tea or to spread on baked goods.
  • (countable) A variety of this substance.
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  • (figuratively) Something sweet or desirable.
  • * 1595 , , Act 5, Scene 3, lines 91–93:
  • O my love, my wife! / Death, that hath suck'd the honey of thy breath / Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the honey of his language
  • Honey , would you take out the trash?
    Honey , I'm home.
  • (countable, informal) A woman, especially an attractive one.
  • Man, there are some fine honeys here tonight!
  • A spectrum of pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like that of most types of (the sweet substance) honey.
  • Synonyms

    * (sweet fluid from bees) (l) * (term of affection) sweetie

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Describing a thing involving or resembling honey.
  • * 1599 William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act 1, Sc. 2 :
  • So work the honey -bees, / Creatures that by a rule in nature teach / The act of order to a peopled kingdom.
  • A spectrum of pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like that of most types of honey.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Honeying and making love.
  • To be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn.
  • * Tennyson
  • Rough to common men, / But honey at the whisper of a lord.

    Derived terms

    * hon * honey badger * honey bear * honey bucket * honey bun * honey bunch * honey dipper * honey fungus * honey guide * honey locust * honey mesquite * honey mouse * honey myrtle * honey parrot * honey plant * honeybee * honeybun * honey-buzzard * honeycomb * honeycomb moth * honeycombed * honeycreeper * honeydew * honeydew melon * honeyeater * honeyed * honeymoon * honeysucker * honeysuckle * honey-sweet * land of milk and honey * western honey mesquite

    See also

    * * apis mellifica * diabetes mellitus * hydromel * melilot * melliferous * mellifluous * melliphagous * mellitic acid * molasses * oenomel English affectionate terms

    golden

    English

    Alternative forms

    * goulden (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Made of, or relating to, gold.
  • She wore a golden crown.
  • Having a colour or other richness suggestive of gold.
  • Under a golden sun.
  • Marked by prosperity, creativity etc.
  • The Renaissance was a golden era.
    the Golden Horseshoe
  • Advantageous or very favourable.
  • This is a golden opportunity
  • Relating to a fiftieth anniversary.
  • It's not long until our golden wedding.

    Derived terms

    * golden age * golden-ager * golden Alexanders * golden anniversary * golden aster * golden balls * golden boot * golden boy * golden brown * golden calf * golden chain * golden club * golden contact * Golden Delicious * golden eagle * goldeneye * Golden Fleece * Golden Gate Bridge * golden girl * golden glow * golden goose * golden hamster * golden handcuffs * golden handshake * golden hello * Golden Horde * Golden Horn * Golden Horseshoe * golden jubilee * golden lion tamarin * golden mean * golden nematode * golden number * golden oldie * golden opinions * golden opportunity * golden oriole * golden parachute * golden perch * golden pheasant * golden plover * golden rectangle * golden retriever * golden rice * golden robin * goldenrod * golden rule * goldenseal * golden section * golden share * golden shiner * golden shower * golden staph * Golden State * golden syrup * golden ticket * golden triangle * golden wattle * golden wedding, golden wedding anniversary * golden years * silence is golden

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To become golden (in colour).
  • To make golden or like gold.
  • * 1994 , Marion H. Hedges, Iron City :
  • It goldened', as nothing else ' goldened , the commonplace countryside.