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Definitions of honour

  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. Honor, etc.
  10. The four highest cards; high marks of distinction.
  11. The esteem due or paid to worth; a testimony of esteem; exalted rank; distinction; reverence; veneration; reputation; nobleness of mind; any Virtue much valued; dignity of mini; that which honours; privileges of rank or birth; a noble kind of seignory or lordship, held of the king in capital.
  12. To respect; to venerate; to dignify; to exalt; to glorify; to treat with civility; to accept and pay when due, as a draft. Honours of war distinctions granted to a vanquished enemy Upon my honour, words accompanying a declaration which pledges one's honour for the truth of it. Laics of honour certain rules and regulations which prevail in fashionable society.
  13. The esteem paid or due to worth; the expression of high respect; high rank or place; civilities; dignity; fame; scorn of meanness, the result of self- respect; token of respect; chastity; glory.
  14. To respect highly; to treat with deference or submission; to raise to distinction or notice; in commerce, to accept and pay when due, as a bill of exchange.
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Usage examples for honour

  1. He will be an honour to his age. – Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
  2. " We must think of some way of doing her honour – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  3. Ask them to honour me with their presence at breakfast to- morrow morning at twelve o'clock. – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  4. She would have our word of honour – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  5. I should be most delighted to have the same honour again. – The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  6. Then Mrs. Craig said gently: " I was her maid of honour Mr. Berkley." – Ailsa Paige by Robert W. Chambers
  7. Why should I lie to your honour – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  8. I warrant your honour has fished there. –  by
  9. I will, upon my honour – The Tenants of Malory Volume 1 of 3 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  10. And not another word than them could I get out of him, your honour – Dead Men's Money by J. S. Fletcher
  11. I was taught by first love, and I honour that time beyond any other. – The Kempton-Wace Letters by Jack London Anna Strunsky
  12. You speak about duty and honour – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
  13. I have done all that honour can ask of a man; more than any man, to my knowledge, would have done, and now it's war. – The Tragic Comedians, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  14. Surely I should know that, seeing how often I have had the honour of leading off with mother. – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  15. But what is person with such a lady as I have the honour to be now writing to? – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  16. If you'd do me the honour sir, to take my arm, I would lead you to the house. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  17. Perhaps when there I may expect the honour of a further visit from you. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  18. A great feast was held in honour of the guest. – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully
  19. It is for the honour of the school that he should speak. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  20. And him thought that the voice said, joy and Honour be to the Father of Heaven. – Studies from Court and Cloister by J.M. Stone
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