Definitions of honor

  1. To treat with respect, deference, or civility; revere or worship; bestow marks of esteem upon; followed by with; dignify; acknowledge; accept and pay when due; as, the bank will honor my check. Also, honour.
  2. To hold in high esteem: to respect: to adore: to exalt: to accept and pay when due.
  3. To esteem highly; exalt; accept and pay, as a draft.
  4. To regard with honor; bestow marks of honor upon; add dignity to.
  5. To pay, as a draft.
  6. show respect towards; " honor your parents!"
  7. accept as pay; " we honor checks and drafts"
  8. the state of being honored
  9. bestow honor or rewards upon; " Today we honor our soldiers"; " The scout was rewarded for courageus action"
  10. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. That to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank.
  14. Fame; reputation; credit.
  15. A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation.
  16. 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.
  17. A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.
  18. Academic or university prizes or distinctions; as, honors in classics.
  19. The ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange.
  23. A title applied to the holders of certain honorable civil offices, or to persons of rank; as, His the Mayor. See Note under Honorable.
  24. Respectful regard; high esteem; worship; reputation; exalted rank; fame; uprightness; scorn of meanness, deceit, or unfairness; self- respect; chastity; an outward mark of high esteem; a title used in addressing certain officials; one of the four highest trump cards in whist.
  25. Esteem paid to worth; respect; nobleness of character; integrity; distinction.
  26. Consideration due or paid, as to worth; respectful regard, or its outward tokens; a cause of esteem.
  27. Nobility of character; nice sense of what is right, noble, or becoming.
  29. HONORED.