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honor

[ on-er ]
/ ˈɒn ər /
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noun

verb (used with object)

adjective

of, relating to, or noting honor.

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Idioms for honor

Also especially British, hon·our .

Origin of honor

1150–1200; (noun) Middle English (h)on(o)ur<Anglo-French (Old French (h)onor, onur) <Latin honōr- (stem of honor, earlier honōs); (v.) Middle English <Anglo-French (h)on(o)urer<Latin honōrāre, derivative of honor

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1. Honor, honesty, integrity, sincerity refer to the highest moral principles and the absence of deceit or fraud. Honor denotes a fine sense of, and a strict conformity to, what is considered morally right or due: a high sense of honor; on one's honor. Honesty denotes the presence of probity and particularly the absence of deceit or fraud, especially in business dealings: uncompromising honesty and trustworthiness. Integrity indicates a soundness of moral principle that no power or influence can impair: a man of unquestioned integrity and dependability. Sincerity implies absence of dissimulation or deceit, and a strong adherence to truth: His sincerity was evident in every word. 3. Honor, consideration, distinction refer to the regard in which one is held by others. Honor suggests a combination of liking and respect: His colleagues held him in great honor. Consideration suggests honor because of proved worth: a man worthy of the highest consideration. Distinction suggests particular honor because of qualities or accomplishments: She achieved distinction as a violinist at an early age.

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British Dictionary definitions for honor

honor
/ (ˈɒnə) /

noun, verb

the US spelling of honour
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Idioms and Phrases with honor

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