honor (Meaning)

Wordnet

honor (n)

a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

the state of being honored

the quality of being honorable and having a good name

a woman's virtue or chastity

Wordnet

honor (v)

bestow honor or rewards upon

show respect towards

accept as pay

Webster

honor (n.)

Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence.

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.

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.

That to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank.

Fame; reputation; credit.

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.

A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation.

A title applied to the holders of certain honorable civil offices, or to persons of rank; as, His the Mayor. See Note under Honorable.

A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.

Academic or university prizes or distinctions; as, honors in classics.

The ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors.

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.

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.

To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange.

honor Sentence Examples

  1. It is an honor to receive this prestigious award in recognition of my hard work and dedication.
  2. I am honored to be chosen as the keynote speaker at this important conference.
  3. It is my honor to serve on the board of directors for this charitable organization.
  4. I have always held honor in high regard, and I strive to live my life accordingly.
  5. True honor comes not from external accolades but from the quiet satisfaction of doing what is right.
  6. I regard the honor of our family name as a sacred trust that I must protect and uphold.
  7. The soldiers defended their country with honor and bravery, earning the respect of their adversaries.
  8. The author's work was celebrated for its literary merit and for the honor with which it portrayed its subjects.
  9. I have the honor of introducing our distinguished guest, whose accomplishments have brought honor to our profession.
  10. I am deeply honored by your request to serve as your mentor and guide you on your career path.

FAQs About the word honor

a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction, the state of being honored, the quality of being honorable and having a good name, a woman's virtue or cha

celebrate, congratulate,recognize, commemorate, thank, commend, salute, fete, praise,acknowledge

disgrace, dishonor, humble, discredit, libel, humiliate, shame, dishonor,humble, shame

It is an honor to receive this prestigious award in recognition of my hard work and dedication.

I am honored to be chosen as the keynote speaker at this important conference.

It is my honor to serve on the board of directors for this charitable organization.

I have always held honor in high regard, and I strive to live my life accordingly.