What does Honorary mean?

Definitions for Honorary
ˈɒn əˌrɛr iHon·ora·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. honoraryadjective

    given as an honor without the normal duties

    "an honorary degree"


  1. honorarynoun

    An honorarium; a fee for services of no fixed value.

  2. honoraryadjective

    Given as an honor/honour, with no duties attached, and without payment.

    honorary degree

  3. honoraryadjective


Webster Dictionary

  1. Honoraryadjective

    a fee offered to professional men for their services; as, an honorarium of one thousand dollars

    Etymology: [L. honorarius, fr. honor honor: cf. F. honoraire.]

  2. Honoraryadjective

    an honorary payment, usually in recognition of services for which it is not usual or not lawful to assign a fixed business price

    Etymology: [L. honorarius, fr. honor honor: cf. F. honoraire.]

  3. Honoraryadjective

    done as a sign or evidence of honor; as, honorary services

    Etymology: [L. honorarius, fr. honor honor: cf. F. honoraire.]

  4. Honoraryadjective

    conferring honor, or intended merely to confer honor without emolument; as, an honorary degree

    Etymology: [L. honorarius, fr. honor honor: cf. F. honoraire.]

  5. Honoraryadjective

    holding a title or place without rendering service or receiving reward; as, an honorary member of a society

    Etymology: [L. honorarius, fr. honor honor: cf. F. honoraire.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Honorary

    on′or-ar-i, adj. conferring honour: holding a title or office without performing services or receiving a reward.—n. a fee. [L. honorariushonor.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Honorary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Honorary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Honorary in a Sentence

  1. The IJF:

    In light of the ongoing war conflict in Ukraine, the International Judo Federation announces the suspension of Mr. Vladimir Putin’s status as Honorary President and Ambassador of the International Judo Federation.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I wrote to them both offering honorary membership, we haven't heard any response yet, but Prince Charles has been to Mar-a-Lago, and I know Prince Charles likes it.

  3. Tom Brady:

    Thank you to the president for hosting this honorary celebration and for supporting our team for as long as I can remember, in light of some recent development, I am unable to attend today’s ceremony, as I am attending to some personal family matters.

  4. Mary Lee Semar:

    We've decided we're honorary cousins and are planning a trip to meet up.

  5. Marine Le Pen:

    I think he should no longer be able to speak in the name of the National Front, he could very well have been honorary chairman...he could have distanced himself, taken a step back. He doesn't wish to do that, he is being provocative. I see his most recent acts as ill-will both towards the National Front and towards me.

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    making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    • A. perusal
    • B. witness
    • C. assault
    • D. accommodation

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