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Definitions of honor

  1. To treat with respect, deference, or civility; revere or worship; bestow marks of esteem upon; followed by with; dignify; acknowledge; accept and pay when due; as, the bank will honor my check. Also, honour. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To hold in high esteem: to respect: to adore: to exalt: to accept and pay when due. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To esteem highly; exalt; accept and pay, as a draft. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To regard with honor; bestow marks of honor upon; add dignity to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To pay, as a draft. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. show respect towards; "honor your parents!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. accept as pay; "we honor checks and drafts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the quality of being honorable and having a good name; "a man of honor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the state of being honored Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageus action" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. That to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Fame; reputation; credit. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Academic or university prizes or distinctions; as, honors in classics. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A title applied to the holders of certain honorable civil offices, or to persons of rank; as, His the Mayor. See Note under Honorable. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Respectful regard; high esteem; worship; reputation; exalted rank; fame; uprightness; scorn of meanness, deceit, or unfairness; self-respect; chastity; an outward mark of high esteem; a title used in addressing certain officials; one of the four highest trump cards in whist. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. Esteem paid to worth; respect; nobleness of character; integrity; distinction. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. Consideration due or paid, as to worth; respectful regard, or its outward tokens; a cause of esteem. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Nobility of character; nice sense of what is right, noble, or becoming. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. HONORLESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. HONORED. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

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Usage examples for honor

  1. " His honor is as good as mine! – Winds of the World by Talbot Mundy
  2. In honor you can't turn that help against me." – Plotting in Pirate Seas by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
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