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Definition of Honor


  1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. That to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank.
  5. Fame; reputation; credit.
  6. 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.
  7. A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation.
  8. A title applied to the holders of certain honorable civil offices, or to persons of rank; as, His Honor the Mayor. See Note under Honorable.
  9. A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.
  10. Academic or university prizes or distinctions; as, honors in classics.
  11. The ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange.
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Honor Translations

honor in Afrikaans is huldig
honor in Dutch is vereren, huldigen, eren
honor in French is honneur, honorons, honorez, honorer, honorent
honor in German is Ehre
honor in Latin is honor, veneratio
honor in Portuguese is honra
honor in Spanish is honor
honor in Swedish is premiera