Hong merchant, one of the few Chinese merchants who, previous to the treaty of 1842, formed a guild which had the exclusive privilege of trading with foreigners.

(Hong) v. t. & i. To hang. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Hon"ied) a. See Honeyed.

Honiton lace
(Hon"i*ton lace`) A kind of pillow lace, remarkable for the beauty of its figures; — so called because chiefly made in Honiton, England.

(Honk) n. [Of imitative origin.] (Zoöl.) The cry of a wild goose.Honk"ing, n.

(Hon"or) n. [OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, F. honneur, fr. L. honor, honos.] [Written also honour.]

1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence.

A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country.
Matt. xiii. 57.

2. That which rightfully attracts esteem, respect, or consideration; self-respect; dignity; courage; fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral worth; virtue; nobleness; specif., in men, integrity; uprightness; trustworthness; in women, purity; chastity.

If she have forgot
Honor and virtue.

Godlike erect, with native honor clad.

3. A nice sense of what is right, just, and true, with course of life correspondent thereto; strict conformity to the duty imposed by conscience, position, or privilege.

Say, what is honor? 'T is the finest sense
Of justice which the human mind can frame,
Intent each lurking frailty to disclaim,
And guard the way of life from all offense
Suffered or done.

I could not love thee, dear, so much,
Loved I not honor more.

American woodbine, and L. sempervirens, the red-flowered trumpet honeysuckle. The European fly honeysuckle is L. Xylosteum; the American, L. ciliata. The American Pinxter flower (Azalea nudiflora) is often called honeysuckle, or false honeysuckle. The name Australian honeysuckle is applied to one or more trees of the genus Banksia. See French honeysuckle, under French.

(Hon"ey*suc`kled) a. Covered with honeysuckles.

(Hon"ey-sweet`) a. Sweet as honey. Chaucer.

(Hon"ey-tongued`) a. Sweet speaking; persuasive; seductive. Shak.

(Hon"ey*ware`) n. (Bot.) See Badderlocks.

(Hon"ey*wort`) n. (Bot.) A European plant of the genus Cerinthe, whose flowers are very attractive to bees. Loudon.

(Hong) n. [Chinese hang, Canton dialect hong, a mercantile house, factory.] A mercantile establishment or factory for foreign trade in China, as formerly at Canton; a succession of offices connected by a common passage and used for business or storage.

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