- special rank or distinction conferred by a university, college, or school upon a student for eminence in scholarship or success in some particular subject.
- an advanced course of study for superior students.Compare honors course.
- Bridge. any of the five highest trump cards, as an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten in the trump suit, or any of the four aces in a no-trump contract.Compare honor trick.
- Whist. any of the four highest trump cards, as an ace, king, queen, or jack in the trump suit.
verb (used with object)
SYNONYMS FOR honor
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Idioms for honor
- to show respect to.
- to be a credit to: Such good students would do honor to any teacher.
Origin of honor
synonym study for honor
OTHER WORDS FROM honor
Words nearby honor
How to use honor in a sentence
Venture capitalist Mike Speiser, one of the earliest backers, came up with the company name in honor of the team’s love of skiing.Meet Snowflake, one of the buzziest tech IPOs ever|Aaron Pressman|September 15, 2020|Fortune
“If we lose our reputation for honoring the promises we make, we will have lost something beyond price that may never be regained,” former Tory Prime Minister John Major said.The EU is considering legal action against U.K. over Brexit breaches|kdunn6|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Over the past five years, work edited by Weber has won virtually every significant honor in journalism.ProPublica Announces Six Staff Promotions, Creates New Masthead Team|by ProPublica|September 8, 2020|ProPublica
I am proud to represent Africa, Côte d’Ivoire and to honor my ancestors.Lafalaise Dion Takes ESSENCE On A Personal Journey|Nandi Howard|September 4, 2020|Essence.com
It’s a reminder that when the pressure is on, it is an honor to compete for such high stakes.The advice that helped this year’s 40 under 40 find their own path|kdunn6|September 3, 2020|Fortune
These days, to be featured by Travel Noire on Instagram is like a badge of honor for many black millennial travelers.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In honor of her big year, here are some little-known facts about the songstress, courtesy of BuzzFeed.
One of the honor guard approached with slow, measured steps and presented the flag to a uniformed captain.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then I was the December Penthouse Pet, which is a huge honor.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even the queen saw fit to honor him with the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace in 2008.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gourges fitted out three vessels and 150 soldiers at his own expense to revenge their death, and repair the honor of his nation.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
I thank you, General, but General Blair has just done me the great honor of appointing me on his staff.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
It is advisable for the honor and respect of your Majesty, to put a stop to as much as possible.
She knew that the man's honor, his respect for his race and their struggle had brought him to commit the sacrifice.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
High-minded and possessing a keen sense of honor himself, he had an instinctive aversion to anything mean or low in others.
British Dictionary definitions for honor
Idioms and Phrases with honor
In addition to the idiom beginning with honor
- honor bound
- do the honors
- in honor of
- on one's honor
- word of honor