What does honor mean?

Definitions for honor
ˈɒn ərhon·or

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word honor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels(noun)

    a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

    "an award for bravery"

  2. honor, honour, laurels(noun)

    the state of being honored

  3. honor, honour(noun)

    the quality of being honorable and having a good name

    "a man of honor"

  4. honor, honour, purity, pureness(verb)

    a woman's virtue or chastity

  5. honor, honour, reward(verb)

    bestow honor or rewards upon

    "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"

  6. respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe(verb)

    show respect towards

    "honor your parents!"

  7. honor, honour(verb)

    accept as pay

    "we honor checks and drafts"

Wiktionary

  1. honor(Noun)

    The state of being morally upright, honest, noble, virtuous, and magnanimous; the perception of such a state.

    Etymology: Shortened from Honoria and Honora; later also interpreted as a virtue name by Puritans.

  2. honor(Noun)

    Veneration of someone, usually for being morally upright and/or competent.

    The crowds gave the returning general much honor and praise.

    Etymology: Shortened from Honoria and Honora; later also interpreted as a virtue name by Puritans.

  3. honor(Noun)

    A prize or award.

    Audie Murphy received many honors, such as the Distinguished Service Cross.

    Etymology: Shortened from Honoria and Honora; later also interpreted as a virtue name by Puritans.

  4. honor(Noun)

    The center point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon.

    Etymology: Shortened from Honoria and Honora; later also interpreted as a virtue name by Puritans.

  5. honor(Noun)

    An ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit in bridge.

    Etymology: Shortened from Honoria and Honora; later also interpreted as a virtue name by Puritans.

  6. honor(Noun)

    The privilege of playing first from the tee in golf.

    I'll let you have the honors, BobuE000129595uE001go ahead.

    Etymology: Shortened from Honoria and Honora; later also interpreted as a virtue name by Puritans.

  7. honor(Verb)

    To show respect for.

    Etymology: Shortened from Honoria and Honora; later also interpreted as a virtue name by Puritans.

  8. honor(Verb)

    To conform to, abide by, act in accordance with (an agreement, request, or the like).

    refuse to honor the exercise of put option

    Etymology: Shortened from Honoria and Honora; later also interpreted as a virtue name by Puritans.

  9. honor(Verb)

    To bestow an honor on a person

    Etymology: Shortened from Honoria and Honora; later also interpreted as a virtue name by Puritans.

  10. Honor(ProperNoun)

    A female given name from English.

    They had named the baby Honor because Eugenie had been moved by Honoré de Balzac's Le Père Goriot in her French class.

    Etymology: Shortened from Honoria and Honora; later also interpreted as a virtue name by Puritans.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Honor(noun)

    esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence

    Etymology: [OE. honouren, onouren, OF. honorer, honourer, F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor, n.]

  2. Honor(noun)

    that which rightfully attracts esteem, respect, or consideration; self-respect; dignity; courage; fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral worth; virtue; nobleness; specif., in men, integrity; uprightness; trustworthness; in women, purity; chastity

    Etymology: [OE. honouren, onouren, OF. honorer, honourer, F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor, n.]

  3. Honor(noun)

    a nice sense of what is right, just, and true, with course of life correspondent thereto; strict conformity to the duty imposed by conscience, position, or privilege

    Etymology: [OE. honouren, onouren, OF. honorer, honourer, F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor, n.]

  4. Honor(noun)

    that to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank

    Etymology: [OE. honouren, onouren, OF. honorer, honourer, F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor, n.]

  5. Honor(noun)

    fame; reputation; credit

    Etymology: [OE. honouren, onouren, OF. honorer, honourer, F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor, n.]

  6. Honor(noun)

    a token of esteem paid to worth; a mark of respect; a ceremonial sign of consideration; as, he wore an honor on his breast; military honors; civil honors

    Etymology: [OE. honouren, onouren, OF. honorer, honourer, F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor, n.]

  7. Honor(noun)

    a cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation

    Etymology: [OE. honouren, onouren, OF. honorer, honourer, F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor, n.]

  8. Honor(noun)

    a title applied to the holders of certain honorable civil offices, or to persons of rank; as, His Honor the Mayor. See Note under Honorable

    Etymology: [OE. honouren, onouren, OF. honorer, honourer, F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor, n.]

  9. Honor(noun)

    a seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended

    Etymology: [OE. honouren, onouren, OF. honorer, honourer, F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor, n.]

  10. Honor(noun)

    academic or university prizes or distinctions; as, honors in classics

    Etymology: [OE. honouren, onouren, OF. honorer, honourer, F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor, n.]

  11. Honor(noun)

    the ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors

    Etymology: [OE. honouren, onouren, OF. honorer, honourer, F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor, n.]

  12. Honor(noun)

    to regard or treat with honor, esteem, or respect; to revere; to treat with deference and submission; when used of the Supreme Being, to reverence; to adore; to worship

    Etymology: [OE. honouren, onouren, OF. honorer, honourer, F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor, n.]

  13. Honor(noun)

    to dignify; to raise to distinction or notice; to bestow honor upon; to elevate in rank or station; to ennoble; to exalt; to glorify; hence, to do something to honor; to treat in a complimentary manner or with civility

    Etymology: [OE. honouren, onouren, OF. honorer, honourer, F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor, n.]

  14. Honor(noun)

    to accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange

    Etymology: [OE. honouren, onouren, OF. honorer, honourer, F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor, n.]

Freebase

  1. Honor

    Honor is a village in Benzie County of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 328 at the 2010 census. The village is located within Homestead Township on U.S. Highway 31 along the Platte River.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. honor

    In a general acceptation may be properly called a consciousness of worth and virtue in the individual, and a lively desire to preserve the reputation of virtue. As a term, it is variously used in military life. As a quality of the mind, it cannot be too much encouraged or too much cultivated among military men of all ranks and descriptions. The possession of it is a guarantee for good conduct, a bond of fidelity, and a certain barrier against military corruption. Men are excited to deeds of valor and enterprise by a sense of honor, who would otherwise remain inactive, or only perform the mere drudgery of service. This term may likewise be considered as esteem, reputation, the glory which is attached by mankind to talents and virtues.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of honor in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of honor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of honor in a Sentence

  1. Ted Poe:

    I am grateful for the honor and privilege to represent the best people in America, Texas’s Second Congressional District. Thanks to the good Lord, I’m in good health, but it’s time for the next step, i am looking forward to spending more time in Texas, especially with my 12 grandkids who have all been born since I was first elected to Congress.

  2. Pete Ricketts:

    I think what it shows is that Lincoln is a very caring community and they want to honor our veterans and even for someone they don't know like Dale Quick, to come and pay their last respects, to say that we appreciate the men and women who put on that uniform, and we want to show our respect.

  3. Stephanie Manis:

    Overwhelmed. I definitely knew I was going to cry, there’s just no words for it. I mean he was a huge NASCAR fan and it’s just a real honor for someone to honor him and other soldiers. But it was overwhelming. There’s really no words.

  4. Jared Kushner:

    It is an honor to serve our country, i am energized by the shared passion of the president-elect and the American people and I am humbled by the opportunity to join this very talented team.

  5. Channing Phillips:

    This case demonstrates that US government employees will be held accountable for failing to honor the trust placed in them when they take on such sensitive assignments.

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