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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
honor (noun)
1.
a) good name or public - esteem reputation
b) a showing of usually respect - merited recognition pay honor to our founder
2.
- privilege had the honor of joining the captain for dinner
3.
a person of superior - standing now used especially as a title for a holder of high office if Your Honor please
4.
one whose worth brings respect or fame - credit an honor to the profession
5.
the center point of the upper half of an - armorial escutcheon
6.
an evidence or symbol of distinction as
a) an title or rank - exalted
b) (1) - badge decoration
(2) a ceremonial or - rite observance buried with full military honors
c) an award in a contest or field of competition
d) archaic a gesture of - deference bow
e)
(1) an academic distinction conferred on a superior student
(2) a course of study for superior students supplementing or replacing a regular course
7.
- chastity purity fought fiercely for her honor and her life Barton Black
8.
a) a sense of ethical conduct - keen integrity a man of honor
b) one's word given as a guarantee of performance - on my honor, I will be there
9.
social courtesies or civilities extended by a host - asked her to do the honors
10.
a) (1) an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the suit in bridge - trump
(2) the scoring value of held in bridge - honors usually used in plural
b) the privilege of playing first from the tee in golf
honor (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to regard or treat (someone) with admiration and respect to regard or treat with honor
b) to give special recognition to to confer honor on
2.
a) to live up to or fulfill the terms of - honor a commitment
b) to accept as payment - honor a credit card
3.
to salute with a bow in square dancing
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
honor (noun)
1.
faithfulness to high moral standards
SYNONIMS:
honesty, integrity, probity, rectitude, righteousness, uprightness
RELATED WORDS:
blamelessness, character, conscientiousness, decency, fairness, high-mindedness, incorruptibility, irreproachability, irreproachableness, justice, morality, nobility, reputability, respectability, right-mindedness, scrupulousness, virtue, virtuousness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
corruptibility, corruption, corruptness, debasement, debauchery, decadence, degeneracy, degradation, depravity, disgrace, disgracefulness, disreputableness, dissipatedness, dissipation, dissoluteness, looseness, perversion, pervertedness, profligacy, shamelessness, venality; blameworthiness, criminality, crookedness, dishonesty, immorality, unrighteousness, unscrupulousness; knavery, rascality, roguishness; meanness, reprehensibleness, rottenness, sinfulness, vileness, villainy, wickedness, wretchedness
baseness, dishonor, lowness
honor (noun)
2.
an asset that brings praise or renown
SYNONIMS:
boast, credit, crown jewel, honor, jewel, pride, treasure, trophy
RELATED WORDS:
pièce de résistance, showpiece; attraction, feature, highlight; distinction, excellence, merit, value, virtue
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disgrace, dishonor; blemish, blot, defect, shame, slur, smirch, smudge, stain, stigma; eyesore, fright, horror, mess
honor (noun)
3.
public acknowledgment or admiration for an achievement
SYNONIMS:
acclaim, accolade, applause, bay(s), credit, distinction, homage, honor, kudos, laud, laurels, props, réclame, sun
RELATED WORDS:
celebrity, fame, renown, repute; compliment, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, toast, tribute; acclamation, ovation, plaudit, praise, rave, rhapsody; citation, commendation, kudo, note, recommendation; elevation, enshrinement, enthronement, exaltation, glorification
honor (noun)
4.
something given in recognition of achievement
SYNONIMS:
accolade, blue ribbon, decoration, distinction, honor, kudo, plume, premium, prize
RELATED WORDS:
badge, crown, cup, laurel, medal, order, plaque, plate, ribbon, trophy; applause, bravo, encomium, eulogy, hallelujah, homage, paean, panegyric, plaudit, tribute; citation, commendation, compliment, honorable mention
honor (noun)
5.
something granted as a special favor
SYNONIMS:
appanage ( apanage), boon, concession, honor
RELATED WORDS:
courtesy; claim, entitlement, right; birthright; perquisite, prerogative; charter, grant, patent; exemption, immunity, waiver
NEAR ANTONYMS:
burden, duty, obligation, responsibility
honor (verb)
to show appreciation, respect, or affection for (someone) with a public celebration
SYNONIMS:
fete ( fête), recognize
RELATED WORDS:
acknowledge, cite, commend, compliment, credit, thank; extol ( extoll), glorify, laud, praise, tout; acclaim, applaud, cheer, hail, laureate, salute; celebrate, commemorate, memorialize, observe; congratulate, felicitate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
discredit, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, shame; bad-mouth, defame, libel, malign, slander; boo, hiss, hoot, jeer; censure, condemn, damn, denounce, reprobate; mock, put down, ridicule, slight
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