- 1 English
- 2 Catalan
- 3 Latin
- 4 Old French
- 5 Polish
- 6 Spanish
- 7 Swedish
- honour (British, Commonwealth, Irish)
From Middle English honour, honor, honur, from Anglo-Norman honour, honur, from Old French honor, from Latin honor. Displaced native Middle English menske (“honor, dignity among men”), from Old English mensk (“honor”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒnə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɑnɚ/
Audio (US) (file)
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɒnə(ɹ)
- (uncountable) Recognition of importance or value; respect; veneration (of someone, usually for being morally upright and/or competent).
- The crowds gave the returning general much honor and praise.
- The King James Bible, Matthew 13.57:
- A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country.
- (uncountable) The state of being morally upright, honest, noble, virtuous, and magnanimous; excellence of character; the perception of such a state; favourable reputation; dignity.
- He was a most perfect knight, for he had great honor and chivalry.
- His honor was unstained.
- (countable) A token of praise or respect; something that represents praiseworthiness or respect, such as a prize or award given by the state to a citizen.
- Honors are normally awarded twice a year: on The Queen's Birthday in June and at the New Year.
- He wore an honor on his breast.
- military honors; civil honors
- Audie Murphy received many honors, such as the Distinguished Service Cross.
- (Can we date this quote?), Dryden:
- their funeral honors
- A privilege.
- I had the honour of dining with the ambassador.
- (in the plural) The privilege of going first.
- I'll let you have the honours, Bob—go ahead.
- (golf) The right to play one's ball before one's opponent.
- A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament.
- He is an honour to his nation.
- (feudal law) A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Cowell to this entry?)
- (heraldry, countable) The center point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon. (Compare honour point.)
- (countable, card games) In bridge, an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit. In some other games, an ace, king, queen or jack.
- (in the plural) (Courses for) an honours degree: a university qualification of the highest rank.
- At university I took honours in modern history.
- (transitive) To think of highly, to respect highly; to show respect for; to recognise the importance or spiritual value of.
- The freedom fighters will be forever remembered and honored by the people.
- (transitive) To conform to, abide by, act in accordance with (an agreement, treaty, promise, request, or the like).
- I trusted you, but you have not honored your promise.
- refuse to honor the test ban treaty
- (transitive) To confer (bestow) an honour or privilege upon (someone).
- Ten members of the profession were honored at the ceremony.
- The prince honored me with an invitation to his birthday banquet.
- (transitive) To make payment in respect of (a cheque, banker's draft etc).
- I'm sorry Sir, but the bank did not honour your cheque.
- worthy (verb)
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.
honor m (plural honors)
- honos (Old Latin)
- “honor” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
- Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers
honor m inan
honor m (plural honores)
- indefinite plural of hona