Associations to the word «Honor»


HONOR, noun. (uncountable) Recognition of importance or value; respect; veneration (of someone, usually for being morally upright and/or competent).
HONOR, noun. (uncountable) The state of being morally upright, honest, noble, virtuous, and magnanimous; excellence of character; the perception of such a state; favourable reputation; dignity.
HONOR, noun. (countable) A token of praise or respect; something that represents praiseworthiness or respect, such as a prize or award given by the state to a citizen.
HONOR, noun. A privilege.
HONOR, noun. (in the plural) The privilege of going first.
HONOR, noun. (golf) The right to play one's ball before one's opponent.
HONOR, noun. A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament.
HONOR, noun. (feudal law) A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.
HONOR, noun. (heraldry) (countable) The center point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon. (Compare honour point.)
HONOR, noun. (countable) (card games) In bridge, an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit. In some other games, an ace, king, queen or jack.
HONOR, noun. (in the plural) (Courses for) an honours degree: a university qualification of the highest rank.
HONOR, verb. (transitive) To think of highly, to respect highly; to show respect for; to recognise the importance or spiritual value of.
HONOR, verb. (transitive) To conform to, abide by, act in accordance with (an agreement, treaty, promise, request, or the like).
HONOR, verb. (transitive) To confer (bestow) an honour or privilege upon (someone).
HONOR, verb. (transitive) To make payment in respect of (a cheque, banker's draft etc).
HONOR, proper noun. A female given name.
HONOR AMONG THIEVES, noun. Trustworthiness within a group that is not considered trustworthy to outsiders.
HONOR GUARD, noun. Honour guard
HONOR GUARDS, noun. Plural of honor guard
HONOR KILLING, noun. Alternative spelling of honour killing
HONOR KILLINGS, noun. Plural of honor killing
HONOR ROLL, noun. (US) A list of high achieving students at a university or college.
HONOR ROLLS, noun. Plural of honor roll
HONOR SYSTEM, noun. (US) (alternative in Canada) A system, policy or understanding based on trust in the honesty, honor, or integrity of others.

Dictionary definition

HONOR, noun. A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery".
HONOR, noun. The state of being honored.
HONOR, noun. The quality of being honorable and having a good name; "a man of honor".
HONOR, noun. A woman's virtue or chastity.
HONOR, verb. Bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action".
HONOR, verb. Show respect towards; "honor your parents!".
HONOR, verb. Accept as pay; "we honor checks and drafts".

Wise words

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Robert Louis Stevenson