honorable

Definitions

  • Maids of Honor
    Maids of Honor
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj honorable not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent "honest lawyers","honest reporting"
    • adj honorable worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect "an honorable man","led an honorable life","honorable service to his country"
    • adj honorable deserving of esteem and respect "all respectable companies give guarantees","ruined the family's good name"
    • adj honorable adhering to ethical and moral principles "it seems ethical and right","followed the only honorable course of action"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • Honorable An epithet of respect or distinction; as, the honorable Senate; the honorable gentleman.
    • Honorable Conferring honor, or produced by noble deeds. "Honorable wounds from battle brought."
    • Honorable High-minded; actuated by principles of honor, or a scrupulous regard to probity, rectitude, or reputation.
    • Honorable Of reputable association or use; respectable. "Let her descend: my chambers are honorable ."
    • Honorable Performed or accompanied with marks of honor, or with testimonies of esteem; as, an honorable burial.
    • Honorable Proceeding from an upright and laudable cause, or directed to a just and proper end; not base; irreproachable; fair; as, an honorable motive. "Is this proceeding just and honorable ?"
    • Honorable Worthy of honor; fit to be esteemed or regarded; estimable; illustrious. "Thy name and honorable family."
    • Honorable Worthy of respect; regarded with esteem; to be commended; consistent with honor or rectitude. "Marriage is honorable in all."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • honorable Worthy of being honored; entitled to deference or respect on account of character or rank; eminent; illustrious.
    • honorable Actuated by principles of honor or a scrupulous regard to rectitude or reputation; acting justly or in good faith.
    • honorable Conferring or suitable for honor or distinction; creditable; reputable.
    • honorable Consistent with or conformable to honor or reputation; honest; sincere; marked by probity or good faith: as, honorable intentions or motives; an honorable character.
    • honorable Held in honor; worthy of respect; free from shame or disgrace; respectable: as, honorable poverty.
    • honorable Performed or accompanied with marks of honor or with testimonials of esteem: as, an honorable burial.
    • honorable Of respectable quality or amount; adequate to requirement; sufficient: as, an honorable salary.
    • honorable An epithet put before a person's name as a conventional title of respect or distinction. In Great Britain this title is bestowed upon the younger sons of earls and the children of viscounts and barons, and upon persons occupying official places of trust and honor; also upon the House of Commons as a body, as formerly upon the East India Company. In the United States it is commonly given to persons who hold or have held any considerable office under the national or State government, particularly to members and ex-members of Congress and of State legislatures, to judges, justices, and some other judicial officers, as well as to certain executive officers. Abbreviated Hon.
    • honorable Synonyms Honorary, Honorable. See honorary.
    • honorable Just, upright, conscientious, high-minded, magnanimous. See comparison under honesty.
    • n honorable An honored or distinguished person.
    • n honorable One who bears the formal or official title of honorable.
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Quotations

  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “A hundred years cannot repair a moment's loss of honor.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur%20Schopenhauer
    “Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius%20Syrus
    “He who has lost honor can lose nothing more.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “Before honor is humility.”
  • Walter Savage Landor
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    “A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice.”
  • Bernard Joseph Saurin
    Bernard Joseph Saurin
    “The law often permits what honor prohibits.”

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.)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. honorable, L. honorabilis,

Usage

In literature:

Usually the Forces had married among their own people, according to the time-honored custom of the country.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
I wish that I might grow up and help folks, so that my name might honor yours.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
There would be no pleasure in obeying a fool, and no honor in being commanded by a bad man.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
I am the most honored of all.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
What may not affect the honor of the private citizen does affect the honor of the judge.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
Some passes more, if you please, that it may not be said you have had all the honors.
"The Conspirators" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
She's just like my sister, and you must simply be Honor and Theo, ... d'you see?
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver
I have received, Sir, the letter with which you honored me on the 20th of October of last year.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. XI" by Various
What honors its children had brought to it from councils of state and of war!
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
We are going to win sophomore honors together and be promoted to be captains next June!
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
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In poetry:

Let the whole earth his love proclaim
With all her diff'rent tongues,
And spread the honors of his name
In melody and songs.
"Psalm 98 part 1" by Isaac Watts
The changing wind, the flying cloud,
Obey his mighty word:
With songs and honors sounding loud,
Praise ye the sovereign Lord.
"Psalm 147" by Isaac Watts
The royal sinners bound in chains
New triumphs shall afford:
Such honor for the saints remains;
Praise ye, and love the Lord!
"Psalm 149" by Isaac Watts
Lord God of hosts, thy wondrous ways
Are sung by saints above;
And saints on earth their honors raise
To thy unchanging love.
"Psalm 89 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Unjust, untrue, is he who dares
Upon our honor to intrude,
And claims that with the sin of crime
The Negro's nature is imbued.
"Honour's Appeal To Justice" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
Heaven's orchestra uttered aloud,
"Worthy the Lamb that was slain
To receive honor, glory, power,
Blessings, world without end."
"The Easter Man" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

Ascend honors employees for years of service.
Carlene Smith was honored for 20 years of service.
Mother spreads awareness in Ascent in honor of her son.
In honor of Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Joy Askew 's upcoming fourth album, "Drunk On You" (out Feb 28), her record release party tomorrow (Feb.
ASP Honors Winners at Perfumers Choice Awards.
Salem County Women's Services to honor Assemblywoman Celeste Riley.
There's honor in remaining static, but not much glory.
So in honor of the recent passing of Neil Armstrong, lets use the moon to help us comprehend this ginormous number.
3rd Annual At Ease Awareness Luncheon features Medal of Honor Recipient Sal Giunta.
Former sailor's ashes honored, at rest .
Supreme Court Case No 11SA250 Original Proceeding Pursuant to Rule C.A.R 21 Adams County District Court Case No 09CV582 Honorable Katherine R Delgado, Judge Honorable Charles S Crabtree, Judge.
ROCKTON — Ashley Earls was honored at St Olaf College's annual Honors Day on May 4.
Honors graduates talk on their cellphones before the start of the Honors Convocation at Mizzou Arena on Saturday morning.
The Community of Plain Dealing is gearing up to honor the retired mayor, Dale Barnette with a special celebration honoring his seven years of service.
The Community Partnership for Youth (CPY) holds an annual event titled "Honoring Those Who Honor Youth" which recognizes adults in our community who give great service to young people.
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In science:

MR 86b:58130 [LV95] Mikhail Lyubich and Alexander Volberg, A comparison of harmonic and balanced measures on Cantor repel lors, Proceedings of the Conference in Honor of Jean-Pierre Kahane (Orsay, 1993), no.
Matrix random products with singular harmonic measure
Special issue in honor of Hyman Bass on his seventieth birthday.
Comparison of cobordism theories
During my time at MIT, I have been honored to coauthor with Jeffrey Goldstone, Sam Gutman, Peter Shor, Iordanis Kerenidis, Shay Mozes, Pawel Wocjan and Igor Sylvester.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
Kumar, “Critical power for asymptotic connectivity in wireless networks,” Chapter in Analysis, Control, Optimization and Applications: A Volume in Honor of W.H.
Intersecting random graphs and networks with multiple adjacency constraints: A simple example
To appear in: Malliavin Calculus and Stochastic Analysis: A Festschrift in honor of David Nualart.
On the Limiting Shape of Young Tableaux Associated With Inhomogeneous Random Words
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