noun, verb (used with object), adjective Chiefly British.
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usage note for honour
Words nearby honour
Definition for honouring (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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OTHER WORDS FROM honor
Example sentences from the Web for honouring
No foreign Court exulted: all plumed themselves upon praising and honouring his memory.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
Gimblet was well aware that the Prince of Targona was honouring London with his presence.Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels|Mrs. Charles Bryce
Therefore, the Great King wished to show his gratitude to his good neighbour by honouring a miner with mining towns.De Re Metallica|Georgius Agricola
Mrs. Montgomery arose with her usual kind smile, to show her gratitude by honouring as far as possible what Ellen had provided.The Wide, Wide World|Susan Warner
The Prophetic Spirit we reverence and worship, honouring him in reason and truth.Primitive Christian Worship|James Endell Tyler
British Dictionary definitions for honouring (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for honouring (2 of 3)
- a title used to or of certain judges
- (in Ireland) a form of address in general use
British Dictionary definitions for honouring (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 honouring
In addition to the idiom beginning with honor
- honor bound
- do the honors
- in honor of
- on one's honor
- word of honor