What does Honorary mean?

Definitions for Honorary
ˈɒn əˌrɛr iHonorary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. honorary(adj)

    given as an honor without the normal duties

    "an honorary degree"


  1. honorary(Noun)

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

  2. honorary(Adjective)

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

    honorary degree

  3. honorary(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Honorary(adj)

    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. Honorary(adj)

    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. Honorary(adj)

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

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

  4. Honorary(adj)

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

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

  5. Honorary(adj)

    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. Andrew Schneider:

    Despite everything I've achieved in my life, the culinary awards, the military commendations, the honorary degrees, I have never, ever lost sight of what's truly important. The thing that gives meaning to these triumphs. Someone to share them with. A companion. A help mate. A wife.

  2. Ed Blaguszewski:

    Bill Cosby has agreed to resign as an honorary co-chair of UMass Amherst's capital campaign. He no longer has any affiliation with the campaign nor does he serve in any other capacity for the university.

  3. Malay Mukherjee:

    If an inexperienced climber reaches the Everest summit, he is invited to various social functions as an honorary guest, that does not mean he is a good or responsible climber, but it sends the wrong message to others.

  4. Charlie Sifford:

    Charlie Sifford also received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland for Charlie Sifford career as a pioneer. Charlie Sifford often attended the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone, not far from Charlie Sifford home in Ohio. During an interview with the AP in 2000, Charlie Sifford said Charlie Sifford was proud of the role in played in making the PGA Tour accessible to blacks.'' If I hadn't acted like a professional when they sent me out, if I did something crazy, there would never be any blacks playing.

  5. 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.

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    a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
    • A. relocation
    • B. witness
    • C. troop
    • D. purse

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