(uncountable) Recognition of importance or value; respect; veneration (of someone, usually for being morally upright and/or competent).
* The King James Bible, Matthew 13.57:
- The crowds gave the returning general much honor and praise.
(uncountable) The state of being morally upright, honest, noble, virtuous, and magnanimous; excellence of character; the perception of such a state; favourable reputation; dignity.
- A prophet is not without honour , save in his own country.
- He was a most perfect knight, for he had great honor and chivalry.
(countable) A token of praise or respect; something that represents praiseworthiness or respect, such as a prize or award given by the state to a citizen.
- His honor was unstained.
- Honors are normally awarded twice a year: on The Queen's Birthday in June and at the New Year.
- He wore an honor on his breast.
- military honors'''; civil '''honors
* (rfdate), Dryden:
- Audie Murphy received many honors , such as the Distinguished Service Cross.
- their funeral honors
(in the plural) The privilege of going first.
- I had the honour of dining with the ambassador.
# (golf) The right to play one's ball before one's opponent.
A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament.
- I'll let you have the honours , Bob—go ahead.
(feudal law) A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.
- He is an honour to his nation.
(heraldry, countable) The center point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon.
(countable, card games) In bridge, an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit. In some other games, an ace, king, queen or jack.
(in the plural) (Courses for) an honours degree: a university qualification of the highest rank.
- At university I took honours in modern history.
* debt of honour, debt of honor
* dishonour, dishonor
* dishonourable, dishonorable
* honourable, honorable
* honourary, honorary
* honour code, honor code
* honourific, honorific
* honour guard, honor guard
* honour system, honor system
* honours degree, honors degree
* in honour of, in honor of
To think of highly, to respect highly; to show respect for; to recognise the importance or spiritual value of.
To conform to, abide by, act in accordance with (an agreement, treaty, promise, request, or the like).
- The freedom fighters will be forever remembered and honored by the people.
- I trusted you, but you have not honored your promise.
To confer (bestow) an honour or privilege upon (someone).
- refuse to honor the test ban treaty
- Ten members of the profession were honored at the ceremony.
To make payment in respect of (a cheque, banker's draft etc).
- The prince honored me with an invitation to his birthday banquet.
- I'm sorry Sir, but the bank did not honour your cheque.
* (l) (verb)
* dishonor, dishonour
To yield or give way to another.
or To enter or put forward for approval, consideration, marking etc.
- They will not submit to the destruction of their rights.
- I submit these plans for your approval.
(mixed martial arts) To win a fight by submission.
- We submit that a wooden spoon of our day would not be justified in calling Galileo and Napier blockheads because they never heard of the differential calculus.
(obsolete) To let down; to lower.
- "[Ronda] Rousey, a former U.S. Olympian in Judo, caps off a perfect year in which she submitted Liz Carmouche in the first-ever UFC female fight and coached opposite [Miesha] Tate in "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series."
(obsolete) To put or place under.
- Sometimes the hill submits itself a while.
- The bristled throat / Of the submitted sacrifice with ruthless steel he cut.