[[t]ˈɒn ər[/t]] n.
1) honesty, fairness, or integrity in one's beliefs and actions:
a code of honor[/ex]
2) a source of credit or distinction:
to be an honor to one's country[/ex]
3) high respect, as for worth, merit, or rank:
to be held in great honor[/ex]
4) such respect manifested:
a memorial in honor of the dead; the place of honor at the table[/ex]
5) high public esteem; fame; glory:
to earn a position of honor[/ex]
6) the privilege of being associated with or receiving a favor from a respected person, group, etc.:
the honor of serving on a panel; I have the honor of introducing this evening's speaker[/ex]
7) Usu., honors. evidence, as a special ceremony, decoration, scroll, or title, of high rank or distinction:
military honors[/ex]
8) (cap.) a deferential title of respect, esp. for judges and mayors (prec. by His, Her, Your, etc.)
9) edu honors
a) special rank or distinction conferred by a university, college, or school upon an outstanding student
b) edu a class or course for advanced students, usu. involving accelerated or independent work
c) can. (in Canada) a program of study at a university beyond the general course, for specialization in a particular subject
10) chastity or purity in a woman
11) gam Also called hon′or card`
(in bridge) any of the five highest trump cards or any of the four aces in a no-trump contract
12) spo the privilege of teeing off in golf before the other player or side, given after the first hole to the player or side that won the previous hole
13) to hold in honor or high respect; revere:
to honor one's ancestors[/ex]
14) to treat with honor
15) to confer honor or distinction upon
16) to show a courteous regard for:
to honor an invitation[/ex]
17) bus to accept or pay (a credit card, check, etc.)
18) to accept as valid and conform to the request or demands of (an official document):
to honor a treaty[/ex]
19) mad (in square dancing) to meet or salute with a bow
20) of, pertaining to, or noting honor
Etymology: 1150–1200; (n.) ME (h)on(o) ur < AF (OF (h)onor, onur) < L honor, earlier honōs; (v.) ME < AF (h)on(o)urer < L honōrāre, der. of honor hon′or•er, n. syn: honor, honesty, integrity, sincerity refer to the highest moral principles. honor denotes a fine sense of, and a strict conformity to, what is considered morally right or due: The soldier conducted himself with honor. honesty denotes moral virtue and particularly the absence of deceit or fraud: known for her honesty in business dealings. integrity indicates a soundness of moral principle that no power or influence can impair: a judge of unquestioned integrity. sincerity particularly implies the absence of dissimulation or deceit and a strong adherence to the truth: Your sincerity was evident in every word.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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