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Honors and Honor Definitions

Honors

High respect, as that shown for special merit; recognition or esteem
The honor shown to a Nobel laureate.
The place of honor at the table.

Honor

High respect, as that shown for special merit; recognition or esteem
The honor shown to a Nobel laureate.
The place of honor at the table.

Honors

Great privilege
I have the honor of presenting the governor.

Honor

Great privilege
I have the honor of presenting the governor.

Honors

Good name; reputation
I must defend my honor.

Honor

Good name; reputation
I must defend my honor.
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Honors

A source or cause of credit
Was an honor to the profession.

Honor

A source or cause of credit
Was an honor to the profession.

Honors

A mark, token, or gesture of respect or distinction, such as a military decoration.

Honor

A mark, token, or gesture of respect or distinction, such as a military decoration.

Honors

Public acts or ceremonies showing respect
Was buried with full honors.

Honor

Public acts or ceremonies showing respect
Was buried with full honors.
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Honors

Special recognition for unusual academic achievement
Graduated with honors.

Honor

Special recognition for unusual academic achievement
Graduated with honors.

Honors

A program of advanced study for exceptional students
Planned to take honors in history.

Honor

A program of advanced study for exceptional students
Planned to take honors in history.

Honors

Social courtesies offered to guests
Did the honors at tea.

Honor

Social courtesies offered to guests
Did the honors at tea.
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Honors

High rank
Assumed the honor of kingship.

Honor

High rank
Assumed the honor of kingship.

Honors

Honor Used with His, Her, or Your as a title and form of address for certain officials, such as judges and the mayors of certain cities
Her Honor, Judge Jones.

Honor

Honor Used with His, Her, or Your as a title and form of address for certain officials, such as judges and the mayors of certain cities
Her Honor, Judge Jones.

Honors

A sense of principled uprightness of character; personal integrity
Conducted herself with honor.
Saw the challenge as a matter of honor.

Honor

A sense of principled uprightness of character; personal integrity
Conducted herself with honor.
Saw the challenge as a matter of honor.

Honors

A code of integrity, dignity, and pride, chiefly among men, that was maintained in some societies, as in feudal Europe, by force of arms.

Honor

A code of integrity, dignity, and pride, chiefly among men, that was maintained in some societies, as in feudal Europe, by force of arms.

Honors

A woman's chastity or reputation for chastity.

Honor

A woman's chastity or reputation for chastity.

Honors

(Sports) The right of being first at the tee in golf.

Honor

(Sports) The right of being first at the tee in golf.

Honors

Any of the four or five highest cards, especially the ace, king, queen, jack, and ten of the trump suit, in card games such as bridge or whist.

Honor

Any of the four or five highest cards, especially the ace, king, queen, jack, and ten of the trump suit, in card games such as bridge or whist.

Honors

Often honors The points allotted to these cards.

Honor

Often honors The points allotted to these cards.

Honors

To hold in respect; esteem
A researcher who is highly honored for her work.

Honor

To hold in respect; esteem
A researcher who is highly honored for her work.

Honors

To show respect for
Honored the volunteers with a party.

Honor

To show respect for
Honored the volunteers with a party.

Honors

To confer distinction on
He has honored us with his presence.

Honor

To confer distinction on
He has honored us with his presence.

Honors

To bow to (another dancer) in square dancing
Honor your partner.

Honor

To bow to (another dancer) in square dancing
Honor your partner.

Honors

To accept or pay as valid
Honor a check.
A store that honors all credit cards.

Honor

To accept or pay as valid
Honor a check.
A store that honors all credit cards.

Honors

Plural of honor

Honor

(uncountable) recognition of importance or value; respect; veneration of someone, usually for being morally upright or successful
The crowds gave the returning general much honor and praise.

Honors

At an excelling level in academics.
I'm taking honors math this year.
Your kid may be an honors student, but you're still an idiot.

Honor

(uncountable) the state of being morally upright, honest, noble, virtuous, and magnanimous; excellence of character; the perception of such a state; favourable reputation; dignity
He was a most perfect knight, for he had great honor and chivalry.
His honor was unstained.

Honor

(countable) a token of praise or respect; something that represents praiseworthiness or respect, such as a prize or award given by the state to a citizen
Honors are normally awarded twice a year: on The Queen's Birthday in June and at the New Year.
He wore an honor on his breast.
Military honors; civil honors
Audie Murphy received many honors, such as the Distinguished Service Cross.

Honor

A privilege
I had the honour of dining with the ambassador.

Honor

(in the plural) the privilege of going first
I'll let you have the honours, Bob—go ahead.

Honor

(golf) the right to play one's ball before one's opponent.

Honor

A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament.
He is an honour to his nation.

Honor

(feudal law) a seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended

Honor

In bridge, an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit. In some other games, an ace, king, queen or jack.

Honor

(in the plural) (courses for) an honours degree: a university qualification of the highest rank
At university I took honours in modern history.

Honor

(transitive) to think of highly, to respect highly; to show respect for; to recognise the importance or spiritual value of
The freedom fighters will be forever remembered and honored by the people.

Honor

(transitive) to conform to, abide by, act in accordance with (an agreement, treaty, promise, request, or the like)
I trusted you, but you have not honored your promise.
Refuse to honor the test ban treaty

Honor

(transitive) to confer (bestow) an honour or privilege upon (someone)
Ten members of the profession were honored at the ceremony.
The prince honored me with an invitation to his birthday banquet.

Honor

(transitive) to make payment in respect of (a cheque, banker's draft, etc.)
I'm sorry Sir, but the bank did not honour your cheque.

Honor

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.

Honor

That which rightfully attracts esteem, respect, or consideration; self-respect; dignity; courage; fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral worth; virtue; nobleness.
Godlike erect, with native honor clad.

Honor

Purity; chastity; - a term applied mostly to women, but becoming uncommon in usage.
If she have forgotHonor and virtue.

Honor

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; integrity; uprightness; trustworthness.
Say, what is honor? 'T is the finest senseOf justice which the human mind can frame,Intent each lurking frailty to disclaim,And guard the way of life from all offenseSuffered or done.
I could not love thee, dear, so much,Loved I not honor more.

Honor

That to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank.
I have given thee . . . both riches, and honor.
Thou art clothed with honor and majesty.

Honor

Fame; reputation; credit.
Some in their actions do woo, and affect honor and reputation.
If my honor is meant anything distinct from conscience, 't is no more than a regard to the censure and esteem of the world.

Honor

A token of esteem paid to worth; a mark of respect; a ceremonial sign of consideration; as, he wore an honor on his breast; military honors; civil honors.

Honor

A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation.

Honor

A title applied to the holders of certain honorable civil offices, or to persons of rank; as, His Honor the Mayor. See Note under Honorable.

Honor

A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.

Honor

Academic or university prizes or distinctions; as, honors in classics.

Honor

The ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors.

Honor

To regard or treat with honor, esteem, or respect; to revere; to treat with deference and submission; when used of the Supreme Being, to reverence; to adore; to worship.
Honor thy father and thy mother.
That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father.
It is a customMore honor'd in the breach than the observance.

Honor

To dignify; to raise to distinction or notice; to bestow honor upon; to elevate in rank or station; to ennoble; to exalt; to glorify; hence, to do something to honor; to treat in a complimentary manner or with civility.
Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighten to honor.
The name of Cassius honors this corruption.

Honor

To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange.

Honor

A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction;
An award for bravery

Honor

The state of being honored

Honor

The quality of being honorable and having a good name;
A man of honor

Honor

A woman's virtue or chastity

Honor

Bestow honor or rewards upon;
Today we honor our soldiers
The scout was rewarded for courageus action

Honor

Show respect towards;
Honor your parents!

Honor

Accept as pay;
We honor checks and drafts

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