honor: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (on'ur), [key]
- honesty, fairness, or integrity in one's beliefs and actions: a man of honor.
- a source of credit or distinction: to be an honor to one's family.
- high respect, as for worth, merit, or rank: to be held in honor.
- such respect manifested: a memorial in honor of the dead.
- high public esteem; fame; glory: He has earned his position of honor.
- the privilege of being associated with or receiving a favor from a respected person, group, organization, etc.: to have the honor of serving on a prize jury; I have the honor of introducing this evening's speaker.
- Usually,evidence, as a special ceremony, decoration, scroll, or title, of high rank, dignity, or distinction: political honors; military honors.
- (cap.) a deferential title of respect, esp. for judges and mayors (prec. by His, Her, Your, etc.).
- special rank or distinction conferred by a university, college, or school upon a student for eminence in scholarship or success in some particular subject.
- an advanced course of study for superior students. Cf. honors course.
- chastity or purity in a woman.
- Also called
- Bridge.any of the five highest trump cards, as an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten in the trump suit, or any of the four aces in a no-trump contract. Cf. honor trick.
- Whist.any of the four highest trump cards, as an ace, king, queen, or jack in the trump suit.
- the privilege of teeing off before the other player or side, given after the first hole to the player or side that won the previous hole.
- to accept and acknowledge personal responsibility for one's actions: West Point cadets are on their honor not to cheat on an exam.
- Such good students would do honor to any teacher.
- to show respect to.
- to be a credit to:Such good students would do honor to any teacher.
- to serve or preside as host, as in introducing people, or carving or serving at table: Father did the honors at the family Thanksgiving dinner.
- to hold in honor or high respect; revere: to honor one's parents.
- to treat with honor.
- to confer honor or distinction upon: The university honored him with its leadership award.
- to worship (the Supreme Being).
- to show a courteous regard for: to honor an invitation.
- to accept or pay (a draft, check, etc.): All credit cards are honored here.
- to accept as valid and conform to the request or demands of (an official document).
- (in square dancing) to meet or salute with a bow.
- of, pertaining to, or noting honor.
- honor (Thesaurus)