honk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v honk eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth "After drinking too much, the students vomited","He purged continuously","The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
    • v honk cry like a goose "The geese were honking"
    • v honk use the horn of a car
    • v honk make a loud noise "The horns of the taxis blared"
    • n honk the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a lifetime, the average driver will honk 15,250 times
    • n Honk hŏṉk (Zoöl) The cry of a wild goose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Most American car horns honk in the key of F
    • n honk The cry of the wild goose.
    • honk To emit the cry of the wild goose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It's safe to make love while parked in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Police officers aren't allowed to walk up and knock on the window. Any suspicious officer who thinks that sex is taking place must drive up from behind, honk his horn three times and wait approximately two minutes before getting out of his car to investigate.
    • n Honk hongk the cry of the wild goose
    • v.t Honk to give the cry of the wild goose
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Quotations

  • Henry Morgan
    Henry Morgan
    “A careful driver is one who honks his horn when he goes through a red light.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of imitative origin

Usage

In literature:

Its horn was honking perpetually.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
He moved across the street and away, not bothering about the squeal of brakes and the honking horns.
"Badge of Infamy" by Lester del Rey
He saw, as the dying poet Ibycus, the cranes go honking overhead.
"Modern American Prose Selections" by Various
He stopped there, looked at me, and gave a sort of glad 'Honk' as though he knew me and was glad to see me.
"Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
Motors were flashing and honking below and over on Fifth Avenue.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
There, he is honking for us already.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
High above my chimney came faintly the "Honk, honk," of a flock of geese.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
Here was the poet, disturbed by the honking hustle of passing cars.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
Noises we hear, the warning shriek of the fire engine or the honk!
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
So the insistent honk of the motor horn found them all cloaked and bonneted, and ready for the day's fun.
"Lucile Triumphant" by Elizabeth M. Duffield
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In poetry:

Back of my back, they talk of me,
Gabble and honk and hiss;
Let them batten, and let them be-
Me, I can sing them this:
"The Whistling Girl" by Dorothy Parker
List to the noise and the rattle!
Hark to the honk of the horn
Loud as the din of a battle!
There! My new overcoat's torn!
"An Election Night Pantoum" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Hark to the honk of the horn!
Cut out that throwing confetti!
There! My new overcoat's torn--
Looks like a shred of spaghetti.
"An Election Night Pantoum" by Franklin Pierce Adams
When wild geese honk on Walpurgis night
who thinks then of going to rest?
With dew-beaded hat you roam out of sight
through fjordland and woods newly dressed.
"May Night" by Jeppe Aakjaer
And soon we'll hear the far wild-geese
Honk in frost-bitten heavens under
Arcturus; when my walks must cease,
And by the fireside's log-heaped peace
I'll sit and nod and ponder.--
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part III" by Madison Julius Cawein
No cow-bells honk from upland fields, no sunset thrushes call
To swarthy, bare-limbed harvesters beyond the stubble roads;
But flanges grind on frosted steel, the weary snow-picks fall,
And twisted, toiling backs are bent to pile the bitter loads.
"The Winter Harvest" by Lloyd Roberts

In news:

Acceptance and tolerance are just two of the themes surrounding the children's musical Honk Jr, whch opens at Shelby County Community Theatre tonight.
Honk Jr will go on Sept 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 7:30 pm each night.
Honk leads to brothers' road-rage assault, charges say.
The other driver had honked at them when they pulled out in front of him, a criminal complaint said.
Catchy tunes and a captivating storyline are a great backdrop for the talent and creativity of the 18 young cast members of " Honk , Jr".
Honk If You Are A Furniture Retailer.
We must stand by one another (in sickness, in health and in mind) and not just honk to hear ourselves honk .
Honk if you're horny Pervy serial caller worse than we thought—he's also a car salesman.
Auburn bumper sticker should read " Honk if you took money" (Sound Off).
Honk if you took money.
Honk if You're Going the Wrong Way.
Between 2006 and 2010, annual HONKS have arisen in places as close as Providence (PRONK.
Fest West), with new ones being launched every day, such as in Austin ( HONK TX).
Today's lesson: Don't honk at old people.
Strongsville Community Theatre production of ' Honk Jr'.
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