noun, verb (used with object), adjective Chiefly British.
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usage note for honour
Example sentences from the Web for honour
As the public inquiry gets under away later this year, his pledge may at last be honoured.The Daniel Morgan Murder: An Unsolved Mystery of the Murdoch Hacking Scandal|Peter Jukes|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Malala has been honoured by the nation by the world, by people of all classes of all creeds of all colors.Malala Yousafzai’s Father Calls Daughter’s Recovery 'Miraculous'|The Telegraph|October 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Stephen Gault, who was injured in the bombing, and whose father, Samuel, was killed, said he was honoured to have met the Queen.
Mike, 33, said: “We are truly honoured and delighted to have Prince Harry supporting the work of Rugby For Heroes.”
Each picture bore a label, giving a true description of the once-honoured gem.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
El Imparcial maintained that he was worthy of being honoured as a 19th century conquering hero.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
We have been in the profession some years, Mr. Pickwick, and have been honoured with the confidence of many excellent clients.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Hitherto we have honoured his drafts, and kept your name and his free from disgrace.
Monsieur de Garnache, if you have no friend at hand to act for you, I shall esteem myself honoured.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for honour (1 of 2)
- 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 2)
- a title used to or of certain judges
- (in Ireland) a form of address in general use