- An example of honorable is a Supreme Court judge.
- An example of honorable is the Dalai Lama.
The definition of honorable is a person with a high position, worthy of respect or with high morals.
- worthy of being honored; specif.,
- [H-] of, or having a position of, high rank or worth: used as a title of courtesy for certain officials and for the children of certain British peers: our Representative, the Honorable Jane Smith
- noble; illustrious
- of good reputation; respectable
- having or showing a sense of right and wrong; characterized by honesty and integrity; upright
- bringing honor to the owner or doer
- doing honor; accompanied with marks of respect: an honorable burial
Origin of honorableMiddle English honourable from Old French honorable from Classical Latin honorabilis from honor
- Deserving or winning honor and respect: led an honorable life.
- Bringing distinction or recognition: honorable service to one's nation.
- Possessing and characterized by honor: an honorable person.
- Consistent with honor or good name: followed the only honorable course of action.
- Distinguished; illustrious: this honorable gathering of scholars.
- Attended by marks of recognition and honor: received an honorable burial.
- Honorable Abbr. Hon. a. Used as a title of respect for certain high government officials: The Honorable Jane Doe, Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.b. Used as a courtesy title for the children of barons and viscounts and the younger sons of earls.c. Used in the House of Commons as a title of respect when speaking of another member.