honour


honour
honour (US honor) NOUN 1) high respect. 2) pride and pleasure from being shown respect. 3) a clear sense of what is morally right. 4) a person or thing that brings credit. 5) a thing conferred as a distinction. 6) (honours) a course of degree studies more specialized than for an ordinary pass. 7) (His, Your, etc. Honour) a title of respect for a circuit judge. 8) dated a woman's chastity. 9) Bridge an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten.
VERB 1) regard with great respect. 2) pay public respect to. 3) fulfil (an obligation) or keep (an agreement). 4) grace; privilege: the Princess honoured the ball with her presence.
do the honours — Cf. ↑do the honours
in honour of — Cf. ↑in honour of
on one's honour — Cf. ↑on one's honour
there's honour among thieves — Cf. ↑there's honour among thieves
ORIGIN Latin honor.

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