What does honor mean?

Definitions for honorˈɒn ər

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"


  1. honor(Noun)

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

  2. honor(Noun)

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

    The crowds gave the returning general much honor and praise.

  3. honor(Noun)

    A prize or award.

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

  4. honor(Noun)

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

  5. honor(Noun)

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

  6. honor(Noun)

    The privilege of playing first from the tee in golf.

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

  7. honor(Verb)

    To show respect for.

  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

  9. honor(Verb)

    To bestow an honor on a person

  10. Honor(ProperNoun)


  11. Origin: 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

  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

  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

  4. Honor(noun)

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

  5. Honor(noun)

    fame; reputation; credit

  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

  7. Honor(noun)

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

  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

  9. Honor(noun)

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

  10. Honor(noun)

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

  11. Honor(noun)

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

  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

  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

  14. Honor(noun)

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

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


  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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Victoria Beckham:

    It's a huge honor.

  2. Grover Cleveland:

    Honor lies in honest toil.

  3. sindiswa matyobeni:

    Never leave honor to chance

  4. Lisa Thomas:

    It was a very special honor.

  5. Publilius Syrus:

    What is left when honor is lost

Images & Illustrations of honor

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