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honour

[on-er] /ˈɒn ər/
noun, verb (used with object), adjective, Chiefly British
1.
Usage note
See -or1.
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  • The government is steadily implementing its plan and all promised fund increases have been honoured so far.
  • Indeed, composers are honoured in all societies for their creative genius.
  • Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured.
  • Long neglected, and even now too little known, he will be honoured by a memorial exhibition.
  • Creating a family that works is a fine achievement, and it's good to see it honoured in this film.
  • The time-honoured practice of paying last respects to the corpse has been abandoned in many sections of society.
  • Yes he has a right to free speech but the people he's lying about have rights too, and it's time they were honoured.
  • The sacrifices made by all soldiers in this and other wars must be remembered and honoured.
  • The honoured living photographer poses in a suite of dead things.
  • The route network and schedule for bmi remains as is and any bookings made now for future travel will be fully honoured.
British Dictionary definitions for honoured

honour

/ˈɒnə/
noun
1.
personal integrity; allegiance to moral principles
2.
  1. fame or glory
  2. a person or thing that wins this for another: he is an honour to the school
3.
(often pl) great respect, regard, esteem, etc, or an outward sign of this
4.
(often pl) high or noble rank
5.
a privilege or pleasure: it is an honour to serve you
6.
a woman's virtue or chastity
7.
  1. (bridge, poker) any of the top five cards in a suit or any of the four aces at no trumps
  2. (whist) any of the top four cards
8.
(golf) the right to tee off first
9.
do honour to
  1. to pay homage to
  2. to be a credit to
10.
do the honours
  1. to serve as host or hostess
  2. to perform a social act, such as carving meat, proposing a toast, etc
11.
(Brit, school slang) honour bright, an exclamation pledging honour
12.
in honour bound, under a moral obligation
13.
in honour of, out of respect for
14.
on one's honour, upon one's honour, on the pledge of one's word or good name
verb (transitive)
15.
to hold in respect or esteem
16.
to show courteous behaviour towards
17.
to worship
18.
to confer a distinction upon
19.
to accept and then pay when due (a cheque, draft, etc)
20.
to keep (one's promise); fulfil (a previous agreement)
21.
to bow or curtsy to (one's dancing partner)
See also honours
Derived Forms
honourer, (US) honorer, noun
honourless, (US) honorless, adjective
Word Origin
C12: from Old French onor, from Latin honor esteem

Honour

/ˈɒnə/
noun
1.
preceded by Your, His, or Her
  1. a title used to or of certain judges
  2. (in Ireland) a form of address in general use
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Word Origin and History for honoured

honour

chiefly British English spelling of honor; also see -or. Related: Honoured; honouring; honours.

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