- honorary canon,
- honoris causa,
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)
Origin of honor
Examples from the Web for 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|Shaheen Pasha|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The honored dead came from all over the world, from different lands, spoke different languages.
They have rights as women and those rights will be honored.A Quorum For Change: The Fight For Global LGBT Equality|Justin Jones|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Paula Kweskin|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Josephine was beloved by the people, and the people must know that she was honored by her husband.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14|Elbert Hubbard
Their names went together in life—live together in death—and are honored together, most by those who knew them best.Thirty Years' View (Vol. I of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
And they have never wearied of telling me that the man whom you honored with your preference would be the happiest of mortals.Baron Trigault's Vengeance|Emile Gaboriau
They have exempted no classes from military services; they have honored and exalted the army more than any other interest.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII|John Lord
Irish names occupy a conspicuous and honored place in the roster of the Australian episcopate.The Glories of Ireland|Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
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