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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"

Wiktionary

  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

    Voluntary.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Honoraryadjective

    Etymology: honorarius, Latin.

    There was probably some distinction made among the Romans between such honorary arches erected to emperors, and those that were raised to them on the account of a victory, which are properly triumphal arches. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    This monument is only honorary; for the ashes of the emperor lie elsewhere. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    The Romans abounded with these little honorary rewards, that, without conferring wealth and riches, gave only place and distinction to the person who received them. Joseph Addison, Guard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Honoraryadjective

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

  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

  3. Honoraryadjective

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

  4. Honoraryadjective

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

  5. Honoraryadjective

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

  6. 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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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Daniel Craig:

    I am truly privileged and honoured to be appointed the rank of Honorary Commander in the senior service.

  3. Marion Gerald Hood:

    And when they gave him the honorary degree, I said to Marion Gerald Hood,' Gosh, he can come over here at my school and get an honorary degree, and I can't even put my foot on his campus,' and I didn't think that was quite right.

  4. Tom Watson:

    Augusta National in April is one of my favorite places to be, with the many fond memories of both watching the Masters as a youngster and then competing in the tournament for so many years, I am greatly honored to join my friends and fellow competitors, Jack and Gary, as an honorary starter in this upcoming Masters.

  5. Tom Watson:

    With the many fond memories of both watching the Masters as a youngster and then competing in the tournament for so many years, I am greatly honored to join my friends and fellow competitors, Jack and Gary, as an honorary starter in this upcoming Masters.

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