honor [än′ər]
[ME honour < OFr < L honor, honos, official dignity, repute, esteem]
1. high regard or great respect given, received, or enjoyed; esp.,
a) glory; fame; renown
b) good reputation; credit
2. a keen sense of right and wrong; adherence to action or principles considered right; integrity [to conduct oneself with honor]
a) chastity or purity
b) reputation for chastity
4. high rank or position; distinction; dignity [the great honor of the presidency]
5. [H-] a title of respect given to certain officials, as judges: preceded by Your or by His or Her
6. something done or given as a token or act of respect; specif.,
a) Obs. a curtsy; bow
b) a social courtesy or privilege [may I have the honor of this dance?]
c) a badge, token, decoration, etc. given to a person
d) [pl.] public acts or ceremonies of respect [buried with full military honors]
e) [pl.] special distinction or credit given to students, esp. at commencement, for high academic achievement
f) [pl.] an advanced course of study in place of or in addition to the regular course, for exceptional students [Honors English]
7. a person or thing that brings respect and fame to a school, country, etc.
8. Bridge
a) any of the five highest cards in a suit
b) [pl.] all, or any four, of the five highest cards of the trump suit or, in a no-trump hand, the four aces
9. Golf the privilege of driving first from the tee
1. to respect greatly; regard highly; esteem
2. to show great respect or high regard for; treat with deference and courtesy
3. to worship (a deity)
4. to do or give something in honor of
a) to accept and pay when due [to honor a check]
b) to carry out the terms of [to honor a treaty obligation]
c) to accept as valid, good for credit, etc. [a store that honors most credit cards]
6. to make a bow to in square dancing
of or showing honor [honor roll]
do honor to
1. to show great respect for
2. to bring or cause honor to
do the honors
to act as host or hostess, esp. by making introductions, proposing toasts, serving at table, etc.
honor bright
Informal honestly; truthfully
in honor of
as a token of respect for
on one's honor or upon one's honor
staking one's good name or one's truthfulness, trustworthiness, or reliability
SYN.- HONOR, as compared here, implies popular acknowledgment of a person's right to great respect as well as any expression of such respect [in honor of the martyred dead ]; HOMAGE suggests great esteem shown in praise, tributes, or obeisance [to pay homage to the genius of Milton ]; REVERENCE implies deep respect together with love [he held her memory in reverence]; DEFERENCE suggests a display of courteous regard for a superior, or for one to whom respect is due, by yielding to the person's status, claims, or wishes [in deference to his age ]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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