honour

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

honour (countable and uncountable, plural honours)

  1. British, Canadian, and Irish, Australian, NZ, and South African standard spelling of honor.
    • 1902, Richard Francis Weymouth, Translation of the New Testament of the Bible, Book 60, 1 Peter 2:4:
      Come to Him, the ever-living Stone, rejected indeed by men as worthless, but in God's esteem chosen and held in honour.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Shakespeare:
      If she have forgot / Honour and virtue.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Milton:
      Godlike erect, with native honour clad.

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Verb[edit]

honour (third-person singular simple present honours, present participle honouring, simple past and past participle honoured)

  1. British, Canadian, and Irish, Australian, NZ, and South African standard spelling of honor.

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Anglo-Norman honour.

Noun[edit]

honour (plural honours)

  1. honour

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

p. 1, Arthur; A Short Sketch of his Life and History in English Verse of the First Half of the Fifteenth Century, Frederick Furnivall ed. EETS. Trübner & Co.: London. 1864.


Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

honour m (oblique plural honours, nominative singular honours, nominative plural honour)

  1. Late Anglo-Norman spelling of honur
    [] prierent au roi qe mesme le cont purroit estre restorez a ses noun et honour de marquys queux il avoit pardevant.
    [] prayed to the king that even the count could be restored to his name and his honour of marquee that he had before