- high respect; great esteem；a person or thing that brings credit
- regard with great respect；pay public respect to
verb: honour, 3rd person present: honours, gerund or present participle: honouring, past tense: honoured, past participle: honoured
noun: honour, plural noun: honours
- 1. high respect; great esteem his portrait hangs in the place of honor 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ a person or thing that brings credit you are an honor to our profession
- ▪ a title of respect given to or used in addressing a judge or a mayor.
- 2. adherence to what is right or to a conventional standard of conduct I must as a matter of honor avoid any taint of dishonesty 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ dated a woman's chastity or her reputation for being chaste she died defending her honor 同義詞
- 3. something regarded as a rare opportunity and bringing pride and pleasure; a privilege the great poet of whom it is my honor to speak tonight 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ a thing conferred as a distinction, especially an official award for bravery or achievement the highest military honors 同義詞
- ▪ a special distinction for proficiency in an examination she passed with honors
- ▪ a class or course of degree studies more specialized than that of the ordinary level an honors degree in mathematics
- ▪ the right of teeing off first, having won the previous hole Kyle had the honor at the last hole
- 4. an ace, king, queen, or jack.
- ▪ possession in one's hand of at least four of the ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps, or of all four aces in no trumps, for which a bonus is scored.
- ▪ (in whist) an ace, king, queen, or jack of trumps.
- 1. regard with great respect they honore their parents in all they did 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ pay public respect to talented writers were honored at a special ceremony 同義詞 反義詞
- 2. fulfill (an obligation) or keep (an agreement) make sure the franchisees honor the terms of the contract 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ accept (a bill) or pay (a check) when due the bank informed him that the check would not be honored 同義詞 反義詞
- high respect; great esteem: his portrait hangs in the place of honour
- regard with great respect: they honoured their parents in all they did
- regarded with great respect: an honored guest
Oxford American Dictionary
- regarded with great respect: an honoured guest
- (in the UK) a course of degree studies more specialized than for an ordinary pass: a BA Honours course in Art and Design
- (especially in the UK or other Commonwealth countries) a system of awards and titles conferred ... the British government is conducting a review of the honours system
- (in the US) an academic course reserved for students meeting certain advanced requirements: the junior improved his GPA from 1.5 to 3.3 and now takes honors courses
Oxford American Dictionary
- morally obliged to do something: the state is honour-bound to listen and act I feel honour-bound to pay this money
- (of a custom or tradition) respected or valued because it has existed for a long time: the eldest son was named, in time-honoured fashion, after his father the beer is still brewed in the time-honoured way
- the killing of a relative, especially a girl or woman, who is perceived to have brought ...