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Meaning of HONOR

Pronunciation:  'ânur

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  1. [n]  a woman's virtue or chastity
  2. [n]  the quality of being honorable and having a good name; "a man of honor"
  3. [n]  a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
  4. [n]  the state of being honored
  5. [v]  accept as pay; "we honor checks and drafts"
  6. [v]  show respect towards; "honor your parents!"
  7. [v]  bestow honor upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"

HONOR is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: abide by, accolade, award, honour, honour, honour, honour, honour, laurels, laurels, observe, purity, respect, reward
 Antonyms: attaint, disgrace, dishonor, dishonor, dishonor, dishonor, dishonour, dishonour, dishonour, dishonour, disrespect, shame
 See Also: academic degree, accept, accept, approval, award, cachet, celebrate, celebrity, chastity, citation, commendation, crown, decoration, degree, dignify, drink, Emmy, ennoble, esteem, fame, glorification, glory, have, honorable mention, laurel wreath, letter, lionise, lionize, medal, medallion, mention, Nobel prize, Oscar, palm, pennant, pledge, Prix de Rome, Prix Goncourt, recognise, recognize, regard, renown, reputation, repute, respect, ribbon, righteousness, salute, seal, seal of approval, sexual morality, standing, symbol, take, toast, tolerate, trophy, varsity letter, virtue, wassail



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hon"or\, n. [OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor,
    onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, F. honneur, fr. L. honor,
    honos.] [Written also {honour}.]
    1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect;
       consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of
       respect or reverence.
             A prophet is not without honor, save in his own
             country.                              --Matt. xiii.
    2. 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.
             If she have forgot Honor and virtue.  --Shak.
             Godlike erect, with native honor clad. --Milton.
    3. 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.
             Say, what is honor? 'T is the finest sense Of
             justice which the human mind can frame, Intent each
             lurking frailty to disclaim, And guard the way of
             life from all offense Suffered or done.
             I could not love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not
             honor more.                           --Lovelace.
    4. That to which esteem or consideration is paid;
       distinguished position; high rank. ``Restored me to my
       honors.'' --Shak.
             I have given thee . . . both riches, and honor. --1
                                                   Kings iii. 13.
             Thou art clothed with honor and majesty. --Ps. civ.
    5. Fame; reputation; credit.
             Some in theiractions do woo, and affect honor and
             reputation.                           --Bacon.
             If my honor is meant anything distinct from
             conscience, 't is no more than a regard to the
             censure and esteem of the world.      --Rogers.
    6. A token of esteem paid to worth; a mark of respect; a
       ceremonial sign of consideration; as, he wore an honor on
       his breast; military honors; civil honors. ``Their funeral
       honors.'' --Dryden.
    7. A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an
       ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation.
    8. 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}.
    9. (Feud. Law) A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on
       which other lordships and manors depended. --Cowell.
    10. pl. Academic or university prizes or distinctions; as,
        honors in classics.
    11. pl. (Whist) The ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The
        ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors. --R. A.
    {Affair of honor}, a dispute to be decided by a duel, or the
       duel itself.
    {Court of honor}, a court or tribunal to investigate and
       decide questions relating to points of honor; as a court
       of chivalry, or a military court to investigate acts or
       omissions which are unofficerlike or ungentlemanly in
       their nature.
    {Debt of honor}, a debt contracted by a verbal promise, or by
       betting or gambling, considered more binding than if
       recoverable by law.
    {Honor bright!} An assurance of truth or fidelity. [Colloq.]
    {Honor court} (Feudal Law), one held in an honor or seignory.
    {Honor point}. (Her.) See {Escutcheon}.
    {Honors of war} (Mil.), distinctions granted to a vanquished
       enemy, as of marching out from a camp or town armed, and
       with colors flying.
    {Law, or Code}, {of honor}, certain rules by which social
       intercourse is regulated among persons of fashion, and
       which are founded on a regard to reputation. --Paley.
    {Maid of honor}, a lady of rank, whose duty it is to attend
       the queen when she appears in public.
    {On one's honor}, on the pledge of one's honor; as, the
       members of the House of Lords in Great Britain, are not
       under oath, but give their statements or verdicts on their
    {Point of honor}, a scruple or nice distinction in matters
       affecting one's honor; as, he raised a point of honor.
    {To do the honors}, to bestow honor, as on a guest; to act as
       host or hostess at an entertainment. ``To do the honors
       and to give the word.'' --Pope.
    {To do one honor}, to confer distinction upon one.
    {To have the honor}, to have the privilege or distinction.
    {Word of honor}, an engagement confirmed by a pledge of
  2. \Hon"or\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Honored}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Honoring}.] [OE. honouren, onouren, OF. honorer, honourer,
    F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor, n.]
    1. 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.
             Honor thy father and thy mother.      --Ex. xx. 12.
             That all men should honor the Son, even as they
             honor the Father.                     --John v. 23.
             It is a custom More honor'd in the breach than the
             observance.                           --Shak.
    2. 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.
             Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king
             delighten to honor.                   --Esther vi.
             The name of Cassius honors this corruption. --Shak.
    3. (Com.) To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of
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