noun, verb (used with object), adjective Chiefly British.
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Definition for honour (2 of 2)
- 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
SYNONYMS FOR honor
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Example sentences from the Web for honour
Harry was guest of honour at youth empowerment charity We Day, and sat with his girlfriend Cressida in the audience.Cressida At Harry's Side At Official Event - Engagement Rumors Ramp Up!|Tom Sykes|March 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The honour is within the personal gift of Her Majesty and is the highest order of chivalry in the land.
“They forced us to pick up guns to defend our honour,” he said.
This was reported by the Toronto Sun, which quoted Councillor Joe Mihevc as saying: “He did not do honour to our good city.”
Now the town of Picton is considering an ambitious new plan to honour Macdonald: a bronze statue of Macdonald as a young lawyer.Let's Properly Honor Canadian Icon John A. Macdonald|David Frum|November 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Is it indeed true that I was so near to the pleasure and honour of making your acquaintance?The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846|Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
Hide it not for my help, for my honour, but tell me, Lest my time and thy time be lost days and confusion!Poems By The Way & Love Is Enough|William Morris
Why, was it not your honour's self that sent us after these salvages?Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion|St. George Tucker
They neither gave nor accepted any titles of respect or honour, nor would they call any man master on earth.Fox's Book of Martyrs|John Foxe
Let us save, at least, our honour, if we are doomed to lose everything else.Old and New Paris, v. 2|Henry Sutherland Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for honour (1 of 3)
- fame or glory
- a person or thing that wins this for anotherhe is an honour to the school
- bridge poker any of the top five cards in a suit or any of the four aces at no trumps
- whist any of the top four cards
- to pay homage to
- to be a credit to
- to serve as host or hostess
- to perform a social act, such as carving meat, proposing a toast, etc
Derived forms of honourhonourer or US honorer, nounhonourless or US honorless, adjective
Word Origin for honour
British Dictionary definitions for honour (2 of 3)
- a title used to or of certain judges
- (in Ireland) a form of address in general use
British Dictionary definitions for honour (3 of 3)
Idioms and Phrases with honour
In addition to the idiom beginning with honor
- honor bound
- do the honors
- in honor of
- on one's honor
- word of honor