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honour


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Honor  \Hon"or\,  n.  [OE.  honor,  honour,  onour,  onur,  OF  honor, 
  onor,  honur,  onur,  honour,  onour,  F.  honneur  fr  L.  honor, 
  honos.]  [Written  also  {honour}.] 
  1.  Esteem  due  or  paid  to  worth;  high  estimation;  respect; 
  consideration;  reverence;  veneration;  manifestation  of 
  respect  or  reverence. 
 
  A  prophet  is  not  without  honor,  save  in  his  own 
  country.  --Matt.  xiii. 
  57. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  If  she  have  forgot  Honor  and  virtue.  --Shak. 
 
  Godlike  erect,  with  native  honor  clad.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  Say  what  is  honor?  'T  is  the  finest  sense  Of 
  justice  which  the  human  mind  can  frame,  Intent  each 
  lurking  frailty  to  disclaim,  And  guard  the  way  of 
  life  from  all  offense  Suffered  or  done 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  I  could  not  love  thee,  dear,  so  much  Loved  I  not 
  honor  more  --Lovelace. 
 
  4.  That  to  which  esteem  or  consideration  is  paid; 
  distinguished  position;  high  rank.  ``Restored  me  to  my 
  honors.''  --Shak. 
 
  I  have  given  thee  .  .  .  both  riches,  and  honor.  --1 
  Kings  iii.  13. 
 
  Thou  art  clothed  with  honor  and  majesty.  --Ps.  civ. 
  1. 
 
  5.  Fame;  reputation;  credit. 
 
  Some  in  theiractions  do  woo,  and  affect  honor  and 
  reputation.  --Bacon. 
 
  If  my  honor  is  meant  anything  distinct  from 
  conscience,  't  is  no  more  than  a  regard  to  the 
  censure  and  esteem  of  the  world.  --Rogers. 
 
  6.  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.  ``Their  funeral 
  honors.''  --Dryden. 
 
  7.  A  cause  of  respect  and  fame;  a  glory;  an  excellency;  an 
  ornament;  as  he  is  an  honor  to  his  nation. 
 
  8.  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.  (Feud.  Law)  A  seigniory  or  lordship  held  of  the  king,  on 
  which  other  lordships  and  manors  depended.  --Cowell. 
 
  10.  pl  Academic  or  university  prizes  or  distinctions;  as 
  honors  in  classics. 
 
  11.  pl  (Whist)  The  ace,  king,  queen,  and  jack  of  trumps.  The 
  ten  and  nine  are  sometimes  called  Dutch  honors.  --R.  A. 
  Proctor. 
 
  {Affair  of  honor},  a  dispute  to  be  decided  by  a  duel,  or  the 
  duel  itself 
 
  {Court  of  honor},  a  court  or  tribunal  to  investigate  and 
  decide  questions  relating  to  points  of  honor;  as  a  court 
  of  chivalry,  or  a  military  court  to  investigate  acts  or 
  omissions  which  are  unofficerlike  or  ungentlemanly  in 
  their  nature. 
 
  {Debt  of  honor},  a  debt  contracted  by  a  verbal  promise,  or  by 
  betting  or  gambling,  considered  more  binding  than  if 
  recoverable  by  law. 
 
  {Honor  bright!}  An  assurance  of  truth  or  fidelity.  [Colloq.] 
 
 
  {Honor  court}  (Feudal  Law),  one  held  in  an  honor  or  seignory. 
 
 
  {Honor  point}.  (Her.)  See  {Escutcheon}. 
 
  {Honors  of  war}  (Mil.),  distinctions  granted  to  a  vanquished 
  enemy,  as  of  marching  out  from  a  camp  or  town  armed,  and 
  with  colors  flying. 
 
  {Law,  or  Code},  {of  honor},  certain  rules  by  which  social 
  intercourse  is  regulated  among  persons  of  fashion,  and 
  which  are  founded  on  a  regard  to  reputation.  --Paley. 
 
  {Maid  of  honor},  a  lady  of  rank,  whose  duty  it  is  to  attend 
  the  queen  when  she  appears  in  public. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  honour 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  honored  [syn:  {honor},  {laurels}]  [ant:  {dishonor}] 
  2:  a  tangible  symbol  signifying  approval  or  distinction;  "an 
  award  for  bravery"  [syn:  {award},  {accolade},  {honor},  {laurels}] 
  3:  the  quality  of  being  honorable  and  having  a  good  name  "a 
  man  of  honor"  [syn:  {honor}]  [ant:  {dishonor}] 
  4:  a  woman's  virtue  or  chastity  [syn:  {honor},  {purity}] 
  v  1:  bestow  honor  upon  "Today  we  honor  our  soldiers"  [syn:  {honor}, 
  {reward}]  [ant:  {dishonor}] 
  2:  show  respect  towards;  "honor  your  parents!"  [syn:  {respect}, 
  {honor},  {abide  by},  {observe}]  [ant:  {disrespect}] 
  3:  accept  as  pay  "we  honor  checks  and  drafts"  [syn:  {honor}] 
  [ant:  {dishonor}] 
  4:  confer  honor  on  [syn:  {honor},  {favor},  {favour},  {grace}] 




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