honk

Honk! Out of the way! A honk is a noise made by a goose or a car horn. A goose's honk can be a greeting or warning, which is also true of a car horn's honk.

To make the sound of a honk is to honk, whether you're a goose or a taxi driver waiting for the light to turn green. The "cry of a goose" meaning is the oldest, and the word honk, especially if you say it loudly, sounds just like what it means. HONK! The most common honk these days comes from cars stuck in traffic or saying hello. Honk if you like definitions!

Definitions of honk
  1. noun
    the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)
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    type of:
    cry
    the characteristic utterance of an animal
  2. verb
    cry like a goose
    “The geese were honking
    synonyms: cronk
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    type of:
    emit, let loose, let out, utter
    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
  3. verb
    use the horn of a car
    synonyms: claxon
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    type of:
    make noise, noise, resound
    emit a noise
  4. verb
    make a loud noise
    synonyms: beep, blare, claxon, toot
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    types:
    tootle
    play (a musical instrument) casually
    type of:
    go, sound
    make a certain noise or sound
  5. verb
    eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    synonyms: barf, be sick, chuck, disgorge, regurgitate, throw up, vomit, vomit up
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    Antonyms:
    keep down
    manage not to throw up
    type of:
    egest, eliminate, excrete, pass
    eliminate from the body
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