What does Honorable mean?

Definitions for Honorable
ˈɒn ər ə bəlhon·or·able

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Honorable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. honest, honorableadjective

    not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

    "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"

  2. honorable, honourableadjective

    worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect

    "an honorable man"; "led an honorable life"; "honorable service to his country"

  3. ethical, honorable, honourableadjective

    adhering to ethical and moral principles

    "it seems ethical and right"; "followed the only honorable course of action"

  4. estimable, good, honorable, respectableadjective

    deserving of esteem and respect

    "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"


  1. honorableadjective

    Worthy of respect; respectable.

  2. Etymology: From the honorable, honurable, from the honorabilis, from honoro; cognate with the onorabile and with the and ⁽ᵒᶜ⁾ ⁽ᵉˢ⁾.


  1. honorable

    The Honourable (British English) or The Honorable (American English; see spelling differences) (abbreviation: Hon., Hon'ble, or variations) is an honorific style that is used as a prefix before the names or titles of certain people, usually with official governmental or diplomatic positions.


  1. honorable

    Honorable generally refers to someone who displays high moral standards, honesty, integrity, and fairness in their actions and dealings. An honorable person is often regarded with great respect for their ethical behaviors, principles, and for treating others with dignity and respect. It also applies to a reputable or prestigious position, title, or distinction granted to someone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Honorableadjective

    worthy of honor; fit to be esteemed or regarded; estimable; illustrious

  2. Honorableadjective

    high-minded; actuated by principles of honor, or a scrupulous regard to probity, rectitude, or reputation

  3. Honorableadjective

    proceeding from an upright and laudable cause, or directed to a just and proper end; not base; irreproachable; fair; as, an honorable motive

  4. Honorableadjective

    conferring honor, or produced by noble deeds

  5. Honorableadjective

    worthy of respect; regarded with esteem; to be commended; consistent with honor or rectitude

  6. Honorableadjective

    performed or accompanied with marks of honor, or with testimonies of esteem; an honorable burial

  7. Honorableadjective

    of reputable association or use; respectable

  8. Honorableadjective

    an epithet of respect or distinction; as, the honorable Senate; the honorable gentleman

  9. Etymology: [F. honorable, L. honorabilis.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Honorable is ranked #82613 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Honorable surname appeared 228 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Honorable.

    94.3% or 215 total occurrences were Black.
    3.5% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 5 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Honorable in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Honorable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Honorable in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    Comey understood Trump's people as having neither knowledge of nor respect for the independence of the law enforcement function. And he saw it as an ongoing task on his part to protect the rest of the bureau from improper contacts and interferences from a group of people he did not regard as honorable.

  2. Frazier Glenn Cross:

    It was righteous, it was honorable, it was moral.

  3. Clifford Villalon:

    There are no losers in the world of honorable men.

  4. George Washington:

    Every post is honorable in which a man can serve his country.

  5. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images:

    Romney, please provide evidence that what I said is untrue and treasonous. If you cannot, you should do the honorable thing: apologize and resign from the Senate.

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