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, laurelsnoun

    a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

    "an award for bravery"

  2. honor, honour, laurelsnoun

    the state of being honored

  3. honor, honournoun

    the quality of being honorable and having a good name

    "a man of honor"

  4. honor, honour, purity, purenessverb

    a woman's virtue or chastity

  5. honor, honour, rewardverb

    bestow honor or rewards upon

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

  6. respect, honor, honour, abide by, observeverb

    show respect towards

    "honor your parents!"

  7. honor, honourverb

    accept as pay

    "we honor checks and drafts"

Wiktionary

  1. honornoun

    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. honornoun

    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. honornoun

    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. honornoun

    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. honornoun

    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. honornoun

    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. honorverb

    To show respect for.

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

  8. honorverb

    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. honorverb

    To bestow an honor on a person

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

  10. Honornoun

    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. Honornoun

    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. Honornoun

    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. Honornoun

    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. Honornoun

    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. Honornoun

    fame; reputation; credit

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

  6. Honornoun

    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. Honornoun

    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. Honornoun

    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. Honornoun

    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. Honornoun

    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. Honornoun

    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. Honornoun

    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. Honornoun

    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. Honornoun

    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. Duncan Hunter:

    The fact that there's not a single living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the war in Iraq is a mystery, there are countless examples of extreme valor during intense, close-quarter combat, but for some reason, starting with the (George W.) Bush administration, there was a concerted effort to not recognize acts of courage with the Medal of Honor.

  2. Defense Instructor Tony Price:

    Its a blessing and honor to be able to provide these services and help people in worshipto be fitter, healthier and safer.

  3. Wayne gretzky:

    You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been. Ninety percent of hockey is mental and the other half is physical. My kids are no different than anyone else's-they tend to disagree with what I say! The only way a kid is going to practice if it's total fun for him... and it was for me. It's an honor and a thrill and a privilege just to play in the nhl. Most people marry their mother. I married my father. Growing up, I was always the small guy.

  4. Jennifer Wexton:

    We’ve lost officers to this level of stress and as we approach the second laying in honor of a Capitol police officer this year, I fear an exodus is approaching if we do n’t prioritize the mental and physical health of our Capitol police officers.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I was given the biggest award by the Marines the other day, one of the biggest civilian awards by the Marines the other day, i was with all of the Marines, I was with the new head of the joint chiefs of staff, he's a very impressive guy, at the Waldorf Astoria the other night. I was given one of the most distinguished awards, which was a great honor for me.

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