honor
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French onur, honur, from Latin honos, honor Date: 13th century 1. a. good name or public esteem ; reputation b. a showing of usually merited respect ; recognition <
pay honor to our founder
>
2. privilege <
had the honor of joining the captain for dinner
>
3. a person of superior standing — now used especially as a title for a holder of high office <
if Your Honor please
>
4. one whose worth brings respect or fame ; credit <
an honor to the profession
>
5. the center point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon 6. an evidence or symbol of distinction: as a. an exalted title or rank b. (1) badge, decoration (2) a ceremonial rite or observance <
buried with full military honors
>
c. an award in a contest or field of competition d. archaic a gesture of deference ; bow e. plural (1) an academic distinction conferred on a superior student (2) a course of study for superior students supplementing or replacing a regular course 7. chastity, purity <
fought fiercely for her honor and her life — Barton Black
>
8. a. a keen sense of ethical conduct ; integrity <
wouldn't do it as a matter of honor
>
b. one's word given as a guarantee of performance <
on my honor, I will be there
>
9. plural social courtesies or civilities extended by a host <
asked her to do the honors
>
10. a. (1) an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit in bridge (2) the scoring value of honors held in bridge — usually used in plural b. the privilege of playing first from the tee in golf Synonyms: honor, homage, reverence, deference mean respect and esteem shown to another. honor may apply to the recognition of one's right to great respect or to any expression of such recognition <
the nomination is an honor
>
. homage adds the implication of accompanying praise <
paying homage to Shakespeare
>
. reverence implies profound respect mingled with love, devotion, or awe <
great reverence for my father
>
. deference implies a yielding or submitting to another's judgment or preference out of respect or reverence <
showed no deference to their elders
>
. Synonym: see in addition honesty. II. transitive verb (honored; honoring) Date: 13th century 1. a. to regard or treat with honor or respect b. to confer honor on 2. a. to live up to or fulfill the terms of <
honor a commitment
>
b. to accept as payment <
honor a credit card
>
3. to salute with a bow in square dancing • honoree nounhonorer noun

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