honeycomb: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hun'ē-kōm"), [key]
- a structure of rows of hexagonal wax cells, formed by bees in their hive for the storage of honey, pollen, and their eggs.
- a piece of this containing honey and chewed as a sweet.
- anything whose appearance suggests such a structure, esp. in containing many small units or holes: The building was a honeycomb of offices and showrooms.
- the reticulum of a ruminant.
- Also calledwaffle cloth.a fabric with an embossed surface woven in a pattern resembling a honeycomb.
- the characteristic weave of such a fabric.
- having the structure or appearance of a honeycomb.
- to cause to be full of holes; pierce with many holes or cavities: an old log honeycombed with ant burrows.
- to penetrate in all parts: a city honeycombed with vice.
- honeycomb (Thesaurus)