What does honorary mean?

Definitions for honorary
ˈɒn əˌrɛr ihon·orary

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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. President Steven Knapp:

    I have therefore decided that the university will rescind Mr. Cosby’s honorary degree.

  2. Marine Le Pen:

    I think he should no longer be able to speak in the name of the National Front, he could very well have been honorary chairman...he could have distanced himself, taken a step back. He doesn't wish to do that, he is being provocative. I see his most recent acts as ill-will both towards the National Front and towards me.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Brad Johnson:

    Tammy Waddell had about 100 teachers as honorary pallbearers who carried the backpacks out and back to their schools, it was heartwarming.

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