[ UK /ˈɒnɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈɑnɝ/ ]
  1. the quality of being honorable and having a good name
    a man of honor
  2. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    an award for bravery
  3. a woman's virtue or chastity
  4. the state of being honored
  1. bestow honor or rewards upon
    Today we honor our soldiers
    The scout was rewarded for courageous action
  2. accept as pay
    we honor checks and drafts
  3. show respect towards
    honor your parents!
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How To Use honour In A Sentence

  • Smith, who is also a director of Norwich City Football Club, said her CBE was a "very, very great honour". BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition
  • Everyone's at it - apart from a few notable and honourable exceptions. The Sun
  • There will always be debate about who deserves honours, all of it highly subjective.
  • I again affirm that I need make no apology for attaching my name to that of one so worthy the esteem of his co-dogs, ay, and co-cats too; for in spite of the differences which have so often raised up a barrier between the members of his race and ours, not even the noblest among us could be degraded by raising a "mew" to the honour of such a thoroughly honest dog. The Adventures of a Dog, and a Good Dog Too
  • One of the nastiest is the way in which male honour is seen as bound up with female behaviour so that any supposed compromise or scandal in what happens to women, even becoming a rape victim, justifies violence against them as well as against their abusers or seducers; hence the 'honour killings' of young girls that disfigure some societies even today. Temple Address: "Becoming Trustworthy: Respect and Self-Respect" Church House
  • She was cautious, but Feinstein finds no trace of dishonour in the care she took to keep herself alive and free through successive waves of revolution and purgation.
  • Your Honour, we have not appealed against that, but what we do say is that we have sufficient standing to obtain either of the prerogative writs if ultimately the Court were minded to grant them and we do not really need more than that.
  • The heroic deeds of this brave and noble Irishman have brought honour and glory to his native land.
  • He is an honourable person respected and held in esteem by his colleagues.
  • I am deeply honoured to be invited to this momentous occasion.
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