in accordance with or characterized by principles of honor; upright: They were all honorable men.
of high rank, dignity, or distinction; noble
, illustrious, or distinguished.
worthy of honor and high respect; estimable; creditable.
bringing honor or credit; consistent with honor.
5. (initial capital letter) a.
(used as a title of respect for certain ranking government officials.)
British. (used as a title of courtesy for children of peers ranking below a marquis.) Abbreviation: Hon.
Origin: 1300–50; Middle English hono Related forms
(Middle French honorable
) < Latin honōrābilis.
1. honest, noble, just.