noun, verb (used with object), adjective Chiefly British.
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usage note for honour
Words nearby honour
Definition for honoured (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
synonym study for honor
OTHER WORDS FROM honor
Example sentences from the Web for honoured
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.
I must tell you how greatly I am pleased and honoured by your article in 'Nature,' which I have just read.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)|Charles Darwin
Could she not have honoured Him equally well by living the free, healthy life that she had been born to live?The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete|Emile Zola
It was first printed in 1481, and went through three other editions before it was honoured with illustrations.Early Illustrated Books|Alfred W. Pollard
I took the party back with me to the counter, where they honoured me by partaking of cocoa and biscuits as my guests.Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front|E. W. Hornung
Such a goddess it must be who is honoured by the ceremonies already noticed in India.The Science of Fairy Tales|Edwin Sidney Hartland
British Dictionary definitions for honoured (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for honoured (2 of 3)
- a title used to or of certain judges
- (in Ireland) a form of address in general use
British Dictionary definitions for honoured (3 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
Idioms and Phrases with honoured
In addition to the idiom beginning with honor
- honor bound
- do the honors
- in honor of
- on one's honor
- word of honor