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Honors and Honours 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.

Honours

Variant of honor.

Honors

Great privilege
I have the honor of presenting the governor.

Honours

Plural of honour

Honors

Good name; reputation
I must defend my honor.
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Honours

A university degree with honors; - a term used in Great Britain.

Honors

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

Honours

A university degree with honors

Honors

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.
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Honors

Special recognition for unusual academic achievement
Graduated with honors.

Honors

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.

Honors

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.

Honors

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.

Honors

A woman's chastity or reputation for chastity.

Honors

(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.

Honors

Often honors The points allotted to these cards.

Honors

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.

Honors

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

Honors

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.

Honors

Plural of honor

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.

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