Definitions of honour

  1. show respect towards; "honor your parents!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. accept as pay; "we honor checks and drafts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageus action" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. 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.
  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. 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.
  8. 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.

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Usage examples for honour

  1. I have done all that honour can ask of a man; more than any man, to my knowledge, would have done, and now it's war. – The Tragic Comedians, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. Then Mrs. Craig said gently: " I was her maid of honour Mr. Berkley." – Ailsa Paige by Robert W. Chambers