Origin of honored
- 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)
- to show respect to.
- to be a credit to: Such good students would do honor to any teacher.
Origin of honor
Synonyms for honor
Antonyms for honor
Related Words for honoredrecognized, privileged, well-known, distinguished, dignified, revered, esteemed, celebrated, decorated, eminent, important, noble, reputable
Examples from the Web for honored
Contemporary Examples of honored
Since then, Jamshed, like much of the country he once honored in song, has gone through a religious revival.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy
December 21, 2014
The honored dead came from all over the world, from different lands, spoke different languages.Dick Cheney vs. ‘Unbroken’
December 15, 2014
They have rights as women and those rights will be honored.A Quorum For Change: The Fight For Global LGBT Equality
December 11, 2014
Requests received more than sixty (60) days after January 31st, 2015, will not be honored.
This week, on December 10th, Human Rights Day, she will receive the Nobel Prize—the youngest person ever to be honored.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More
December 9, 2014
Historical Examples of honored
But will you not let us hope we may be honored with your friendship in the future?The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
Charles G. D. Roberts
The Pastor is to be honored for the sake of the office which he holds.
Rulers and officials of the government must be respected and honored.
For this purpose, my honored guests, I have ordered a banquet to be prepared.Tanglewood Tales
He will have an honored place in the history of American literature.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
c.1200, "glory, renown, fame earned," from Anglo-French honour, Old French honor (Modern French honneur), from Latin honorem (nominative honos, later honor) "honor, dignity, office, reputation," of unknown origin. Till 17c., honour and honor were equally frequent; the former now preferred in England, the latter in U.S. by influence of Noah Webster's spelling reforms. Meaning "a woman's chastity" first attested late 14c. Honors "distinction in scholarship" attested by 1782. Honor roll in the scholastic sense attested by 1872. To do the honors (1650s) originally meant the customary civilities and courtesies at a public entertainment, etc.
mid-13c., honuren, "to do honor to," from Old French honorer, from Latin honorare, from honor (see honor (n.)). In the commercial sense of "accept a bill due, etc.," it is recorded from 1706. Related: Honored; honoring.
A custom more honoured in the breach than the observance. Whoever will look up the passage (Hamlet I. iv. 16) will see that it means, beyond a doubt, a custom that one deserves more honour for breaking than for keeping: but it is often quoted in the wrong & very different sense of a dead letter or rule more often broken than kept. [Fowler]
In addition to the idiom beginning with honor
- honor bound
- do the honors
- in honor of
- on one's honor
- word of honor