Honor meaning

ŏn'ər
A keen sense of right and wrong; adherence to action or principles considered right; integrity.

To conduct oneself with honor.

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To respect greatly; regard highly; esteem.
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High rank.

Assumed the honor of kingship.

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To worship (a deity)
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The privilege of driving first from the tee.
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A person or thing that brings respect and fame to a school, country, etc.
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A mark, token, or gesture of respect or distinction, such as a military decoration.
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To do or give something in honor of.
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Honor is defined as to respect, worship or accept someone or something.

An example of honor is listening to and obeying someone's wishes.

An example of honor is accepting a check from someone.

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To show great respect or high regard for; treat with deference and courtesy.
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Of or showing honor.

Honor roll.

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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.

noun
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American standard spelling of honour.
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To accept or pay as valid.

Honor a check; a store that honors all credit cards.

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High rank or position; distinction; dignity.

The great honor of the presidency.

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To make a bow to in square dancing.
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A female given name.
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The definition of honor is high respect, great reputation or high rank received or enjoyed.

An example of honor is an excellent student receiving praise for their accomplishments.

An example of honor is a welcome home party given for someone returning home after serving in war.

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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.

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The right of being first at the tee in golf.
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High regard or great respect given, received, or enjoyed.
  • Glory; fame; renown.
  • Good reputation; credit.
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A title of respect given to certain officials, as judges.
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Something done or given as a token or act of respect.
  • A curtsy; bow.
  • A social courtesy or privilege.
    May I have the honor of this dance?.
  • A badge, token, decoration, etc. given to a person.
  • Public acts or ceremonies of respect.
    Buried with full military honors.
  • Special distinction or credit given to students, esp. at commencement, for high academic achievement.
  • An advanced course of study in place of or in addition to the regular course, for exceptional students.
    Honors English.
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American standard spelling of honour.
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honor bound
  • Under an obligation enforced by the personal integrity of the one obliged:.
    I was honor bound to admit that she had done the work.
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on (one's) honor
  • Under an obligation enforced by the personal integrity of the one obliged.
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do honor to
  • To show great respect for.
  • To bring or cause honor to.
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do the honors
  • To act as host or hostess, esp. by making introductions, proposing toasts, serving at table, etc.
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honor bright
  • Honestly; truthfully.
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in honor of
  • As a token of respect for.
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on one's honor
  • Staking one's good name or one's truthfulness, trustworthiness, or reliability.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of honor

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Shortened from Honoria and Honora; later also interpreted as a virtue name by Puritans.
    From Wiktionary