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Honor meaning

honor - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. bestow honor or rewards upon; " Today we honor our soldiers"; " The scout was rewarded for courageus action"
  2. 2. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence.
  3. 3. That which rightfully attracts esteem, respect, or consideration; self- respect; dignity; courage; fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral worth; virtue; nobleness; specif., in men, integrity; uprightness; trustworthness; in women, purity; chastity.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. That to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank.
  6. 6. Fame; reputation; credit.
  7. 7. A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.
  10. 10. Academic or university prizes or distinctions; as, honors in classics.
  11. 11. The ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange.
  15. 15. A title applied to the holders of certain honorable civil offices, or to persons of rank; as, His the Mayor. See Note under Honorable.
  16. 16. Esteem paid to worth; respect; nobleness of character; integrity; distinction.
  17. 17. To esteem highly; exalt; accept and pay, as a draft.

honor - examples of usage

  1. The Colonel's a man of honor, ain't he?" - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. He could not in honor ask a cent from the Captain now. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. What does honor require you to do? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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