Definitions of honour

  1. show respect towards; "honor your parents!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. bestow honor upon; "Today we honor our soldiers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a woman's virtue or chastity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the quality of being honorable and having a good name; "a man of honor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the state of being honored Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. accept as pay; "we honor checks and drafts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageus action" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. Honor, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The four highest cards; high marks of distinction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. The esteem due or paid to worth; a testimony of esteem; exalted rank; distinction; reverence; veneration; reputation; nobleness of mind; any Virtue much valued; dignity of mini; that which honours; privileges of rank or birth; a noble kind of seignory or lordship, held of the king in capital. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To respect; to venerate; to dignify; to exalt; to glorify; to treat with civility; to accept and pay when due, as a draft. Honours of war distinctions granted to a vanquished enemy Upon my honour, words accompanying a declaration which pledges one's honour for the truth of it. Laics of honour certain rules and regulations which prevail in fashionable society. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The esteem paid or due to worth; the expression of high respect; high rank or place; civilities; dignity; fame; scorn of meanness, the result of self-respect; token of respect; chastity; glory. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. To respect highly; to treat with deference or submission; to raise to distinction or notice; in commerce, to accept and pay when due, as a bill of exchange. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. on'or, n. the esteem due or paid to worth: respect: high estimation: veneration, said of God: that which rightfully attracts esteem: exalted rank: distinction: excellence of character: nobleness of mind: any special virtue much esteemed: any mark of esteem: a title of respect: (pl.) privileges of rank or birth: civilities paid: at whist, one of the four highest trump cards (if one pair of partners hold four honours they score four points; if three, two points; if only two, none--'Honours easy'): (golf) the right to play first from the tee: academic prizes or distinctions.--v.t. to hold in high esteem: to respect: to adore: to exalt: to accept and pay when due.--adj. HON'OURABLE, worthy of honour: illustrious: actuated by principles of honour: conferring honour: becoming men of exalted station: a title of distinction.--n. HON'OURABLENESS, eminence: conformity to the principles of honour: fairness.--adv. HON'OURABLY.--adjs. HON'OURED; HON'OURLESS.--n. HON'OUR-POINT (her.), the point just above the fesse-point.--HONOUR BRIGHT! a kind of interjectional minor oath or appeal to honour; HONOURS OF WAR, the privileges granted to a capitulating force to march out with their arms, flags, &c.--AFFAIR OF HONOUR, a duel; DEBT OF HONOUR (see DEBT); LAST HONOURS, funeral rites: obsequies; LAWS OF HONOUR, the conventional rules of honourable conduct, esp. in the causes and conduct of duels; MAID OF HONOUR, a lady in the service of a queen or princess; POINT OF HONOUR, any scruple caused by a sense of duty: the obligation to demand and to receive satisfaction for an insult, esp. in the duel; UPON MY HONOUR, an appeal to one's honour or reputation in support of a certain statement; WORD OF HONOUR, a verbal promise which cannot be broken without disgrace. [Fr.,--L. honor.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. High respect; glory; reputation, good name; nobleness of mind; allegiance to what is right or to conventional standard of conduct; (of woman) chastity, reputation for this; exalted position; thing conferred as distinction; (pl.) civilities rendered to guests &c., esp. do the hh. of (the table, a house, the town, &c.); last, funeral, hh., observances of respect at funeral; military hh., marks of respect paid by troops at burial of officer, to royalty, &e.; hh. of war, privileges granted to capitulating force, as that of marching out with colours flying &c.; (Univ., pl.) special distinction for proficiency beyond that required to pass examination; person, thing, that reflects h. on (to) another, as he is an h. to his profession; (in Whist) ace, king, queen, knave, of trumps; (Commerc.) acceptance (of protested bill by third party) for the h. of (to save the credit of) drawer or indorser; in h. (celebration) of; bound in h. (as a moral duty) to (do); be on one\'s h. (under moral obligation) to (do); (forms of asseveration) upon my h., (colloq.) h. bright, code, law, of h., rules forming conventional standard of conduct; AFFAIR, DEBT, LEGION, MAID, POINT, WORD, of h. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. Respect highly; confer dignity upon; (Commerc.) accept, pay, (bill) when due. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. your, his, H., said to or of County Court judge, and in rustic speech to or of any person of rank. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. [L.] (Com.) To H. a bill or cheque, etc., to admit the claim of the drawer, or the drawee. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  20. [L.] (Leg.) A seigniory of several manors held under one baron or lord paramount. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  21. [L.] At Whist, the ace, king, queen, or knave of trumps. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  22. n. [Latin] Esteem due or paid to worth—when said of the Supreme Being, reverence; veneration;—reputation; fame;—high rank; distinction;—a title given to judges in chancery;—true nobleness of mind; probity; rectitude; high principle; scorn of what is base and mean; bravery in man; chastity in woman;—that which adorns; ornament; decoration;—glory; boast;—pl. Public marks of respect;—privileges of rank or birth;—a mode of drinking healths;—academic or university prizes or distinctions;—the four highest cards—the ace, king, queen, and jack. Cabinet Dictionary
  23. Dignity; reputation; the title of a man of rank; nobleness; reverence, due veneration; chastity; glory boast; publick mark of respect, privileges of rank or birth; civilities paid; ornament, decoration. Complete Dictionary

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