honesty, fairness, or integrity in one's beliefs and actions:
a man of honor.
a source of credit or distinction:
to be an honor to one's family.
high respect, as for worth, merit, or rank:
to be held in honor.
such respect manifested:
a memorial in honor of the dead.
high public esteem; fame; glory:
He has earned his position of honor.
the privilege of being associated with or receiving a favor from a respected person, group, organization, etc.:
to have the honor of serving on a prize jury; I have the honor of introducing this evening's speaker.
. evidence, as a special ceremony, decoration, scroll, or title, of high rank, dignity, or distinction:
political honors; military honors.
(initial capital letter) a deferential title of respect, especially for judges and mayors (preceded by His, Her, Your, etc.).
special rank or distinction conferred by a university, college, or school upon a student for eminence in scholarship or success in some particular subject.
an advanced course of study for superior students.
chastity or purity in a woman.
Also called honor card
Bridge. any of the five highest trump cards, as an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten in the trump suit, or any of the four aces in a no-trump contract.
Whist. any of the four highest trump cards, as an ace, king, queen, or jack in the trump suit.
Golf. the privilege of teeing off before the other player or side, given after the first hole to the player or side that won the previous hole.
Also, especially British, honour
(noun) Middle English
) < Latin honōr-
(stem of honor,
); (v.) Middle English
< Latin honōrāre,
derivative of honor
honorer, nounhonorless, adjectiveoverhonor, verb (used with object)rehonor, verb (used with object)self-honored, adjectiveunhonored, adjective
probity, uprightness. Honor, honesty, integrity, sincerity
refer to the highest moral principles and the absence of deceit or fraud. Honor
denotes a fine sense of, and a strict conformity to, what is considered morally right or due: a high sense of honor; on one's honor. Honesty
denotes the presence of probity and particularly the absence of deceit or fraud, especially in business dealings: uncompromising honesty and trustworthiness. Integrity
indicates a soundness of moral principle that no power or influence can impair: a man of unquestioned integrity and dependability. Sincerity
implies absence of dissimulation or deceit, and a strong adherence to truth: His sincerity was evident in every word. 3.
deference, homage; reverence, veneration. Honor, consideration, distinction
refer to the regard in which one is held by others. Honor
suggests a combination of liking and respect: His colleagues held him in great honor. Consideration
suggests honor because of proved worth: a man worthy of the highest consideration. Distinction
suggests particular honor because of qualities or accomplishments: She achieved distinction as a violinist at an early age. 5.