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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
had the dubious honor
▪ The Stephensons had the dubious honor of being the 100th family to lose their home in the fire.
honor roll
honor system
honored guest
▪ I was treated like an honored guest.
Medal of Honor
▪ Dole himself, his voice cracking, can barely get through his words: This is a great honor for Bob Dole.
▪ It was the greatest honor, other than getting accepted in heaven.
▪ The highest public honor our democracy can bestow will never go begging in a country full of ambitious over-achievers.
▪ Hopis painted Ruess and allowed him to participate in their traditional Antelope Dance, a high honor.
▪ These five women made no bones about national honor or scientific achievement.
▪ The idea of the honor guard was quietly put aside.
▪ Then an honor guard of off-duty cops would escort him into the hall.
▪ The inhabitants of a village would usually accompany the marchers to the next, as a sort of honor guard.
▪ Clinton clenched his jaw and stood silently beside the coffin as an honor guard handed him the folded flag.
▪ They walked slowly, led by the bagpipers, past an honor guard of law enforcement officers standing stiffly at attention.
▪ That semester, the student made the honor roll for the first time.
▪ Personal: An honor roll student with a 3.57 grade-point average last marking period.
▪ He was an honor student and student body president.
▪ He was an honor student in his final two years of high school.
▪ In the past, an honor system prevented this contagion of broken trust.
▪ In accepting the honor, Nicklaus knelt before a vice chancellor of the university, a man named Watson.
▪ It is painful to accept, your honor.
▪ He killed a man, while defending his honor and is willing to risk killing another.
▪ Jacinto killed one man while defending his honor and now plans to take the life of the Colonel.
▪ Juan has been traveling in state of disguise because many years earlier, while defending his honor, he killed man.
▪ The women and children especially found him friendly and did him the honor of welcoming him to their great pumpkin feast.
▪ The duck was roasted just right and seasoned perfectly, and the accompanying tastes only did it honor.
▪ Yet none has ever been given that honor.
▪ They were scullions who only gave glory, honor, and dominion to whites.
▪ In the evening Mabel attended a reception given in her honor by the Knights of Columbus.
▪ But some panel members, including Turner, considered giving the honor concept back to the administration.
▪ Not just be-cause they are good business, but because they give honor to our Creator.
▪ The museum was named in honor of her grandfather, Chicago industrialist Charles Hosmer Morse.
▪ His longtime sailboat, named Apogee in honor of his lunar Apollo flight, is for sale.
▪ C., was later named in his honor.
▪ Teyechea now has a lush park next to Nogales City Hall named in his honor.
with honors
▪ a soldier's honor
▪ He's won an Academy Award and a host of other honors.
▪ Winning tomorrow's game is a matter of national honor.
▪ Congress did make feeble attempts to regain its honor.
▪ Dole himself, his voice cracking, can barely get through his words: This is a great honor for Bob Dole.
▪ May we bring honor to his name.
▪ On the parlor floor, I found what I was looking for in a place of honor over the living-room fireplace.
▪ Still, he had lain upon her knees and slept in her arms and therefore he should have honor throughout his life.
▪ They were not only demeaning their own masculine code of honor, but that of others.
▪ Unfortunately, it is difficult to give the Pittsburgh Steelers that honor.
▪ Yet none has ever been given that honor.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Honor \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. 1

  2. That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father.
    --John v. 2

  3. It is a custom More honor'd in the breach than the observance.

    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. 9.

    The name of Cassius honors this corruption.

    3. (Com.) To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange.


Honor \Hon"or\ ([o^]n"[~e]r), 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. 57.

  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.

    Godlike erect, with native honor clad.

  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.

  4. That to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank. ``Restored me to my honors.''

    I have given thee . . . both riches, and honor.
    --1 Kings iii. 13.

    Thou art clothed with honor and majesty.
    --Ps. civ. 1.

  5. Fame; reputation; credit.

    Some in theiractions do woo, and affect honor and reputation.

    If my honor is meant anything distinct from conscience, 't is no more than a regard to the censure and esteem of the world.

  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.''

  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.

  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. Proctor.

    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 of honor 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.

    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 honor.

    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.''

    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 honor.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, "glory, renown, fame earned," from Anglo-French honour, Old French honor (Modern French honneur), from Latin honorem (nominative honos, later honor) "honor, dignity, office, reputation," of unknown origin. Till 17c., honour and honor were equally frequent; the former now preferred in England, the latter in U.S. by influence of Noah Webster's spelling reforms. Meaning "a woman's chastity" first attested late 14c. Honors "distinction in scholarship" attested by 1782. Honor roll in the scholastic sense attested by 1872. To do the honors (1650s) originally meant the customary civilities and courtesies at a public entertainment, etc.


mid-13c., honuren, "to do honor to," from Old French honorer, from Latin honorare, from honor (see honor (n.)). In the commercial sense of "accept a bill due, etc.," it is recorded from 1706. Related: Honored; honoring.\n\nA custom more honoured in the breach than the observance. Whoever will look up the passage (Hamlet I. iv. 16) will see that it means, beyond a doubt, a custom that one deserves more honour for breaking than for keeping: but it is often quoted in the wrong & very different sense of a dead letter or rule more often broken than kept.



n. 1 (context uncountable English) Recognition of importance or value; respect; veneration (of someone, usually for being morally upright and/or competent). 2 (context uncountable English) The state of being morally upright, honest, noble, virtuous, and magnanimous; excellence of character; the perception of such a state; favourable reputation; dignity. 3 (context countable English) 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. 4 A privilege. 5 (context in the plural English) The privilege of going first. 6 # (context golf English) The right to play one's ball before one's opponent. 7 A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament. 8 (context feudal law English) A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended. 9 (context heraldry countable English) The center point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon. (qualifier: Compare ''honour point''.) 10 (context countable card games English) In bridge, an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit. In some other games, an ace, king, queen or jack. 11 (context in the plural English) (Courses for) an honours degree: a university qualification of the highest rank. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To think of highly, to respect highly; to show respect for; to recognise the importance or spiritual value of. 2 (context transitive English) To conform to, abide by, act in accordance with (an agreement, treaty, promise, request, or the like). 3 (context transitive English) To confer (bestow) an honour or privilege upon (someone). 4 (context transitive English) To make payment in respect of (a cheque, banker's draft etc).

  1. n. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery" [syn: award, accolade, honour, laurels]

  2. the state of being honored [syn: honour, laurels] [ant: dishonor]

  3. the quality of being honorable and having a good name; "a man of honor" [syn: honour] [ant: dishonor]

  4. a woman's virtue or chastity [syn: honour, purity]

  1. v. bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageus action" [syn: honour, reward] [ant: dishonor]

  2. show respect towards; "honor your parents!" [syn: respect, honour, abide by, observe] [ant: disrespect]

  3. accept as pay; "we honor checks and drafts" [syn: honour] [ant: dishonor]

Honor, MI -- U.S. village in Michigan
Population (2000): 299
Housing Units (2000): 153
Land area (2000): 0.550506 sq. miles (1.425803 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.550506 sq. miles (1.425803 sq. km)
FIPS code: 39080
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 44.665567 N, 86.022118 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 49640
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Honor, MI
Honor (disambiguation)

Honour is the quality of being honorable. Honor or honour may also refer to:

  • His Honour, a pre-nominal honorific
  • Honour (feudal land tenure)
  • Honour (Sudermann play), an 1889 play by Hermann Sudermann
  • Honour (Murray-Smith play), a 1995 play by Joanna Murray-Smith
  • Honor (band), a Polish band
  • Honor, Michigan, a village in the United States
  • Huawei Honor, a brand of smartphone
  • Honor, a high-valued card in
  • Honors, in bridge scoring, a bonus for the holding of high-valued cards
Honor (given name)

Honor is a primarily feminine given name derived from the word " honor", taken from a Latin root word honos, honoris. It was a virtue name in use by the Puritans. It is still in occasional use in England, but is an extremely rare name in the United States, where it has never ranked among the top 1,000 names for girls or boys.

Honor (band)

Honor was a Polish Rock Against Communism (RAC) band. Their lyrical themes are related to National Socialism, neopaganism and the white power skinhead movement. Until 1999, the band played typical RAC, and then moved to pagan metal music. In January 2002, vocalist Mariusz Szczerski was arrested for spreading neo-Nazism and antisemitism. After his death from a car accident in 2005, the band stopped playing. Honor is on the Anti-Defamation League List of Hate Music Groups.

Usage examples of "honor".

A woman raised in an environment so full of honor and respect, and someone who, according to the academician, led her whole family around by their noses, had thought it worthwhile to talk to him, and in a way that came rather close to friendliness.

You appear to consider this a point of honor, and it may be for this reason, that you have delayed acknowledging your name.

Cyril, who, since his death, has been honored with the title of Saint, were displayed in the exercise, rather than in the acquisition, of his episcopal dignity.

This question has been disputed With as great zeal, and even acrimony, between the Scotch and Irish antiquaries, as if the honor of their respective countries were the most deeply concerned in the decision.

It is my, great honor, indeed my personal privilege, to introduce to you, my colleagues, Michaelangelo Fetterizzini, Fellow of the American Tonsil, Adenoid and Vas Deferens Society.

Nil admirari is very well for a North American Indian and his degenerate successor, who has grown too grand to admire anything but himself, and takes a cynical pride in his stolid indifference to everything worth reverencing or honoring.

And so the devil was not satisfied with instigating to a desire for riches and honors, but he went so far as to tempt Christ, for the sake of gaining possession of these things, to fall down and adore him, which is a very great crime, and against God.

He was received at Sigan, the capital of the monarchy, by the troops, the mandarins, and the emperor himself, with all the honors that could adorn and disguise the triumph of Chinese vanity.

The children before him are the ones whose names adorn the honor roll.

Once a religion is established in a nation the Lord leads that nation according to the precepts and tenets of its own religion, and He has provided that there should be precepts in every religion like those in the Decalog, that God should be worshiped, His name not be profaned, a holy day be observed, that parents be honored, murder, adultery and theft not be committed, and false witness not be spoken.

I could offer them a way to be remembered forever in tales and gain an adulthood always honored: negotiate with the Jawas and me to secure the boundaries of their land and thus their nomadic way of life.

Artful men, who study the passions of princes, and conceal their own, approached his person in the disguise of philosophic sanctity, and acquired riches and honors by affecting to despise them.

But when you have the honor of associating with ordinary men, and the pleasure of leaving politics for a moment, try to find your affectionate heart, which you leave with your stick when you go to the Chamber.

At Sleginhold, Lady Agatine would preside with Orlin Renne over a moonlit feast in honor of St.

Grand Alchemist has come to claim her, which is a great honor for the temple.