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honor roll

  1. a list of students who have earned grades above a specific average during a semester or school year.Compare dean's list.
  2. a list of names, usually on a plaque in a public place, of local citizens who have served or died in the armed services.
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Origin of honor roll

First recorded in 1905–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of honor roll

  • The honor-roll of literature is the world's list of great poets.

    Talks on the study of literature.

    Arlo Bates

  • Knew that the honor-roll of our frontier division wanted one more name, and that it was big Dick Burns's.

    The Nerve of Foley

    Frank H. Spearman

  • Those who would write their names high on society's honor-roll need not be either useful or intelligent—they need only seem.

  • Every moment is adding names to the honor-roll of heaven of men who follow in His steps.