Honor Definition

honored, honoring, honors
High regard or great respect given, received, or enjoyed.
Webster's New World
Great privilege.
I have the honor of presenting the governor.
American Heritage
Chastity or purity.
Webster's New World
A source or cause of credit.
Was an honor to the profession.
American Heritage
A mark, token, or gesture of respect or distinction, such as a military decoration.
American Heritage
honored, honoring, honors
To respect greatly; regard highly; esteem.
Webster's New World
To show great respect or high regard for; treat with deference and courtesy.
Webster's New World
To confer distinction on.
He has honored us with his presence.
American Heritage
To worship (a deity)
Webster's New World
To do or give something in honor of.
Webster's New World
A female given name.
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.

American Heritage
on (one's) honor
  • Under an obligation enforced by the personal integrity of the one obliged.
American Heritage
do honor to
  • to show great respect for
  • to bring or cause honor to
Webster's New World
do the honors
  • to act as host or hostess, esp. by making introductions, proposing toasts, serving at table, etc.
Webster's New World
honor bright
  • honestly; truthfully
Webster's New World

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Origin of Honor

  • Shortened from Honoria and Honora; later also interpreted as a virtue name by Puritans.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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