Definitions of honours

  1. Privileges of rank or birth; public marks of respect or esteem; high academic distinctions; honours of war, certain privileges or distinctions granted to a vanquished enemy, as that of marching out with military insignia; code of honour, certain rules by which social intercourse is regulated among persons of fashion; on one's honour, on the pledge of one's own reputation for integrity; to do the honours, to pay respect and attention to guests in the manner of a host, as at a private or public dinner; your honour, a common and familiar title of respect paid to untitled gentlemen by many persons in the humbler ranks-still given to some English judges. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. (Great Britain) a university degree with honors Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for honours

  1. From whom had you your Honours Women? – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  2. Incessant in the games your strength display, Contest, ye brave the honours of the day! – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope