honor

Definitions

  • Maids of Honor
    Maids of Honor
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v honor accept as pay "we honor checks and drafts"
    • v honor show respect towards "honor your parents!"
    • v honor bestow honor or rewards upon "Today we honor our soldiers","The scout was rewarded for courageous action"
    • n honor a woman's virtue or chastity
    • n honor the quality of being honorable and having a good name "a man of honor"
    • n honor a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction "an award for bravery"
    • n honor the state of being honored
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The name of the award given to honor the best sites on the Internet is called "The Webby Award."
    • Honor A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation.
    • Honor 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; integrity; uprightness; trustworthness. "Say, what is honor ? 'T is the finest sense
      Of justice which the human mind can frame,
      Intent each lurking frailty to disclaim,
      And guard the way of life from all offense
      Suffered or done."
      "I could not love thee, dear, so much,
      Loved I not honor more."
    • Honor (Feud. Law) A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.
    • Honor 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.
    • Honor 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. "Their funeral honors ."
    • Honor Academic or university prizes or distinctions; as, honors in classics.
    • Honor Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence. "A prophet is not without honor , save in his own country."
    • Honor Fame; reputation; credit. "Some in their actions do woo, and affect honor and reputation.""If my honor is meant anything distinct from conscience, 't is no more than a regard to the censure and esteem of the world."
    • Honor Purity; chastity; -- a term applied mostly to women, but becoming uncommon in usage. "If she have forgot Honor and virtue."
    • Honor That to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank. "Restored me to my honors .""I have given thee . . . both riches, and honor .""Thou art clothed with honor and majesty."
    • Honor That which rightfully attracts esteem, respect, or consideration; self-respect; dignity; courage; fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral worth; virtue; nobleness. "Godlike erect, with native honor clad."
    • Honor (Whist) The ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors.
    • Honor (Com) To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange.
    • Honor 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. "Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighten to honor .""The name of Cassius honors this corruption."
    • Honor 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. "Honor thy father and thy mother.""That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father.""It is a custom
      More honor'd in the breach than the observance."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bob Dylan's real name is Robert Zimmerman, he changed it in honor of Dylan Thomas.
    • n honor Respect blended with some degree of reverence; esteem due to worth or exalted merit of any kind; deferential approbation or admiration.
    • n honor Personal title to high respect or esteem; elevation of character; a controlling sense of what is right, true, and due; probity of feeling and conduct: often applied specifically to loyalty and high courage in men and chastity in women, as virtues of the highest consideration.
    • n honor A state, condition, circumstance, or character which confers or attracts high consideration and respect; hence, a person of such condition or character; a source or ground of esteem, respect, or consideration, as elevated rank, dignity, conduct, etc.: as, a post of honor; I have not the honor of his acquaintance; he is an honor to his country.
    • n honor Hence That which attracts respect or admiration; distinction; adornment.
    • n honor A manifestation or token of esteem; a mark of respect, distinction, or high consideration: as, to do one honor; the honor of knighthood; the honors of war; military honors.
    • n honor With a possessive personal pronoun, a deferential title of address or denotation formerly used for men of superior condition generally, but now (except as a mark of servility) restricted in England to the holders of certain offices, particularly judges, including those of the county courts, and in the United States to mayors, judges, and magistrates: as, your honor; his honor the judge.
    • n honor In English law, a seigniory of several manors held under one baron or lord paramount. Although it was not a distinct organization, but an aggregate of several manors, one court-baron was often held for the whole, but regarded as the court of each several manor. The name seems also to have been sometimes applied to a single great manor, escheating to the king, and farmed out for him, or granted by him anew.
    • n honor In whist, one of the four highest trump-cards. See whist.
    • n honor plural Civilities paid; hospitalities or courtesies rendered, as at an entertainment.
    • n honor Special rank or distinction conferred by a university, college, or school upon a student for eminence in scholarship or success in some particular subject: usually in the plural.
    • n honor In several European armies, a court composed of officers authorized to inquire into and punish all breaches of the principles of honor on the part of officers.
    • n honor Under the code or laws of honor, the obligation to demand or grant satisfaction for a wrong or an insult, especially by means of a duel.
    • n honor To gain respect for by honorable or laudable action; do something that brings honor or credit to: as, to do honor to one's self, or to one's profession or country.
    • n honor Synonyms Fame, Renown, etc. (see glory, n.); repute, consideration, esteem, credit, respect, homage, civility, deference, high-mindedness, nobleness.
    • n honor Integrity, Probity, etc.
    • honor To hold in honor; regard with honor; treat with deference; respect; revere; when said of the Supreme Being, to reverence; adore; worship.
    • honor To bestow honor upon; do or bring honor to; distinguish honorably or respectfully; favor (with) as an honor: as, to honor one with a title.
    • honor To perform some duty of respect or credit toward: as, to honor an invitation or an introduction; specifically, in com., to accept and pay when due: as, to honor a bill of exchange.
    • n honor In golf, the right to play off first from the tee.
    • ***

Quotations

  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas%20Carlyle
    “Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.”
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph%20Addison
    “The post of honor is a private station.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country.”
  • Julius Caesar
    Julius%20Caesar
    “I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.”
  • Andrew Carnegie
    Andrew%20Carnegie
    “All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    Marcus%20T.%20Cicero
    “Honor is the reward of virtue.”

Idioms

Honor among thieves - If someone says there is honor among thieves, this means that even corrupt or bad people sometimes have a sense of honor or integrity, or justice, even if it is skewed. ('Honour among thieves' is the British English version.)
***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, F. honneur, fr. L. honor, honos,

Usage

In literature:

This done, and every claim urged upon your Board shall be honored.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Honor bound him to this marriage, hateful as it was.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Our service is not designed for our own honor, but for the honor of the God of Heaven.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
The Saracens are men of honor in their way.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
And his success would restore honor to the house of Gobignon.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
One of the stories that has come down to us from George's school-days is honorable to him as a truth-telling boy.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
Without it, he might have been honored of men; with it, he was honored of God.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
To wed the son of Black Hawk would bring you honor.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
The Honor Medal is a national honor and is awarded only by the National Council.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
The verdict now was that the honors must be evenly divided.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
He is honored as the Green Lord, and watches over the coming into being of all creatures.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
The private Grand Honors are made by 3x3, but not in the same way as the public Grand Honors.
"Masonic Monitor of the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason" by George Thornburgh
The cross of the Legion of Honor opens the door to social and political and business prosperity.
"Prize Orations of the Intercollegiate Peace Association" by Intercollegiate Peace Association
Something that relates to the honor of Vermont has thrilled the public mind to a fearful extent.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
Other gentlemen of high distinction honored themselves by honoring him.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
We're bound in honor to it, we can't back down now.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
The last day of 1889 she went to pay the final honors to the wife of her faithful ally, Hon.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
And no man will envy you these honors, in which a savage only can be your rival and a bear your master.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
Honor will constrain her to treat herself, and her father also, with honor!
"Was It Right to Forgive?" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Hansei hurried down from the tree and now received the greatest honor that had yet been paid him.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
***

In poetry:

Pride of the peasants
Snared in a pitfall,
Time-honored Tronder,
Tambarskelve.
"Bergliot" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Redeem us from perpetual shame,
Our Savior and our God;
We plead the honors of thy name,
The merits of thy blood.
"Psalm 44" by Isaac Watts
Sing, all ye nations, to the Lord,
Sing with a joyful noise;
With melody of sound record
His honors and your joys.
"Psalm 66 part 1" by Isaac Watts
We've met in honor of our friend
Who seventy years ago,
Came to this earth some years to spend,
How many none can know.
"Anniversary Poem" by David John Scott
Then shall my heart have inward joy,
And keep my face from shame,
When all thy statutes I obey,
And honor all thy name.
"Psalm 119 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Master of the woman's kingdom,
What is this men say of thee?
Thou art what the woman honors,
Thou art all some care to be!
"Fashion" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

VELVA An Eagle Court of Honor was held on Nov 27 at Oak Valley Lutheran Church honoring four Velva boys.
Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones (Candlewick) Honor: Chime by Franny Billingsley (Dial) Honor: Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke (Kane Miller).
It is the second year in a row that GlobalPost's groundbreaking video series has been honored with the prestigious Murrow award, which is given by The Radio Television Digital News Association to honor excellence in electronic journalism.
Vermont Public Radio has been honored with the top regional Edward R Murrow Award for Overall Excellence in broadcast journalism VPR was honored in nine different categories, the most the station has ever received.
The Sturgis High School marching band, the VFW Honor Guard and a gathering of about 50 honored those who have served the country in military service.
It has been our honor to serve you with our Honor Guard Tribute.
Matron of Honor was Megan Fenell (sister of bride) and Maid of Honor was Kristen Blakely.
An honors graduate displays a jeweled stethoscope on her mortarboard Saturday at Jesse Hall during the MU Honors Commencement ceremony.
Military honors will be provided by the Mountain Home AFB honor guard.
He just won an NBA championship, won MVP honors and now his country, Germany, is honoring him with a life-sized Lego statue.
Looker earned All-NSIC honors for the second time in her two seasons at UMC as she was named all-conference honorable mention as a freshman.
We are honoring the true symbol of the Shop Local with a parade that Sunday in honor of our own local hero, Siobhan Magnus .
Katharine McPhee Is The Matron Of Honor In Her Sister's Wedding Katharine McPhee is gorgeous as the matron of honor for her sister Adrianna's wedding in Los Angeles.
Member of the Hana High School Student Government and National Honor Society and on the Honor Roll.
A true American hero honored Friday at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms Sergeant Clifford Wooldridge was awarded one of the military's highest honors, the Navy Cross .
***

In science:

Cambridge Combinatorial Conference in Honor of Paul Erdös, 1984” (B.
Obtaining hamilton cicuits in graphs and digraphs
Hislop, Fr´ed´eric Klopp and Georgi Raikov, Global continuity of the integrated density of states for random Landau Hamiltonians, Proceedings of the Marseille conference in honor of L.
Random Matrices and the Anderson Model
In Stochastic Analysis, Control, Optimization and Applications : A Volume in Honor of W. H.
Monotone properties of random geometric graphs have sharp thresholds
Sheinman (eds.), Fundamental mathematics today (in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Independent University of Moscow), IUM, MCCME 2003 (Russian).
Schubert varieties and the fusion products. The general case
Rinott, Y. and Stein, C. (1989). A normal approximations for the number of local maxima of a random function on a graph, In Probability, Statistics and Mathematics, Papers in Honor of Samuel Karlin. T. W.
Stein's method and the zero bias transformation with application to simple random sampling
Proceedings of the conference in honor of Jean-Pierre Kahane, J.
The loop-erased random walk and the uniform spanning tree on the four-dimensional discrete torus
Wang, Curved flats, exterior differential systems and conservation laws; Complex, Contact and Symmetric Manifolds. in honor of L.
A class of overdetermined systems defined by tableaux: involutiveness and Cauchy problem
KUMAR, Critical power for asymptotic connectivity in wireless networks, in Stochastic Analysis, Control, Optimization and Applications: A Volume in Honor of W. H.
On the topological Properties of the One Dimensional Exponential Random Geometric Graph
Zassenhaus, On the torsion units of finite group rings, Studies in mathematics (in honor of A.
Integral group ring of the first Mathieu simple group
Strong Partition Relations Below the Power Set: Consistency, Was Sierpi´nski Right, II? In Proceedings of the Conference on Set Theory and its Applications in honor of A.
Generating ultrafilters in a reasonable way
Fursikov, Real Processes and Realizability of a Stabilization Method forNavier-Stokes Equations by Boundary Feedback Control, Nonlinear Problems in Mathematical Physics and Related Topics II, In Honor of Professor O.A.
Feedback stabilization for Oseen fluid equations:A stochastic approach
Dynamics and Stochastics: Festschrift in Honor of Michael Keane.
Upper limits of Sinai's walk in random scenery
Proceedings of the conference in honor of Jean-Pierre Kahane, J.
Loop-erased random walk on finite graphs and the Rayleigh process
In: Stochastic Analysis, Control, Optimization and Applications: A Volume in Honor of W.H.
Dynamic Random Geometric Graphs
C Rovelli, “A note on the foundation of relativistic mechanics: Covariant hamiltonian general relativity,” in Topics in Mathematical Physics, General Relativity and Cosmology in Honor of Jerzy Pleba´nski, edited by H.
Multiple-event probability in general-relativistic quantum mechanics: a discrete model
***