Definitions of honor

  1. show respect towards; " honor your parents!"
  2. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; " an award for bravery"
  3. bestow honor upon; " Today we honor our soldiers"
  4. a woman's virtue or chastity
  5. the quality of being honorable and having a good name; " a man of honor"
  6. the state of being honored
  7. accept as pay; " we honor checks and drafts"
  8. bestow honor or rewards upon; " Today we honor our soldiers"; " The scout was rewarded for courageus action"
  9. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. That to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank.
  13. Fame; reputation; credit.
  14. A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation.
  15. 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.
  16. A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.
  17. Academic or university prizes or distinctions; as, honors in classics.
  18. The ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange.
  22. A title applied to the holders of certain honorable civil offices, or to persons of rank; as, His the Mayor. See Note under Honorable.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  26. To hold in high esteem: to respect: to adore: to exalt: to accept and pay when due.
  27. HONORED.
  28. Esteem paid to worth; respect; nobleness of character; integrity; distinction.
  29. To esteem highly; exalt; accept and pay, as a draft.
  30. To regard with honor; bestow marks of honor upon; add dignity to.
  31. To pay, as a draft.
  32. Consideration due or paid, as to worth; respectful regard, or its outward tokens; a cause of esteem.
  33. Nobility of character; nice sense of what is right, noble, or becoming.

Usage examples for honor

  1. " His honor is as good as mine! – Winds of the World by Talbot Mundy
  2. In honor, you can't turn that help against me." – Plotting in Pirate Seas by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  3. Look at Captain Herrick- the soul of honor! – Possessed by Cleveland Moffett
  4. He says, mamma, that it is too great an honor to be your son. – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst
  5. What is honor, anyway; what other people see or what you are? – From the Car Behind by Eleanor M. Ingram
  6. Her children, of whom six lived to grow up, were a great comfort and an honor to her. – The Story of the Toys by Mary Harris Toy Dodge
  7. Here my lord Cid got honor and all that on him wait. – The Lay of the Cid by R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon
  8. " Then you must honor me. – The Henchman by Mark Lee Luther
  9. I have done honor to both. – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  10. I have the honor, etc. – A Second Book of Operas by Henry Edward Krehbiel
  11. " I never thought of the honor," Eloise replied. – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
  12. The honor of the army is at stake. – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
  13. Dick was the soul of honor. – The Scarlet Feather by Houghton Townley
  14. Sarah looked him straight in the face, and said slowly,- 'And my honor! – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  15. But with the help of the man I trust and honor and believe in, and- and love- perhaps I may yet be. – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  16. " I have not that honor. – The Egyptian Cat Mystery by Harold Leland Goodwin
  17. What love, what honor, what defeat What hope of the Holy Grail. – Songs and Satires by Edgar Lee Masters
  18. Why then, yer honor, is Mr. Larry, the owld man, a going to see the young masther? – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  19. My honor is in my own keeping. – The Bride of Fort Edward by Delia Bacon
  20. If he were twenty instead of one, she might dare promise to honor him, might dare hope to respect him. – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton