Meaning of HONEYCOMB in English


I. -ˌkōm noun

Date: before 12th century

1. : a mass of hexagonal wax cells built by honeybees in their nest to contain their brood and stores of honey

2. : something that resembles a honeycomb in structure or appearance ; especially : a strong lightweight cellular structural material

II. verb

Date: 1774

transitive verb


a. : to cause to be full of cavities like a honeycomb

b. : to make into a checkered pattern : fret


a. : to penetrate into every part : fill

b. : subvert , weaken

intransitive verb

: to become pitted, checked, or cellular

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.