Lexicon: homesick – honor

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homesick, adj. [see home, n., sick, adj.] (webplay: absent, close, death, delight, face, felt, foreign, ground, house, life, native, place, plain, time, wind, wise).

Longing; yearning; desiring a familiar thing.

homesickness, n. [see homesick, adj.] (webplay: face).

Nostalgia; yearning for familiarity; state of longing for home during an absence from it.

homestead, n. [OE hám, home + stede, place.] (webplay: life).

Place of dwelling; family's farming lot and home.

homogeneous, adj. [homo- + Gk. γενος, race + -ous.] (webplay: nature).

Of uniform nature throughout; of regular consistency.

honest, adj. [OFr < L. 'honorable, respectable, decent, fine'.] (webplay: fair, just).

  1. True; loyal; faithful; sincere.
  2. Free from fraud.

honestly, adv. [see honest, adj.]

Frankly; sincerely; in a truthful manner.

honesty, n. [see honest, adj.]

Trust; loyalty; fidelity; sincerity.

honey (-s, -'s), n. [OE huni < Germanic.] (webplay: bees, flowers, hives, sweet).

Sweet amber-colored substance produced by bees from the nectar of flowers.

honor (-s), n. [OFr < L. honōrem, repute, esteem, dignity.] (webplay: actions, adorns, name, son, supreme, valued, worth).

  1. Glory; distinction; exaltation; prestige; high status.
  2. Reward; earthly achievement.
  3. Dignity; high respect; true reverence.
  4. Integrity; uprightness; moral rectitude.
  5. Phrase. “in honor of”: to show respect for; showing deference to; demonstrating obedience to the laws of.

honor, v. [see honor, n.] (webplay: father, title).

  1. Worship; glorify; respect; show reverence; manifest the highest veneration for.
  2. Exalt; dignify; elevate in rank; raise distinction of; cause to be recognized.