Honor Hon"or, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Honored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Honoring}.] [OE. honouren, onouren, OF. honorer, honourer, F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor, n.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Honor thy father and thy mother. --Ex. xx. 12. [1913 Webster]

That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. --John v. 23. [1913 Webster]

It is a custom More honor'd in the breach than the observance. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighten to honor. --Esther vi. 9. [1913 Webster]

The name of Cassius honors this corruption. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Com.) To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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