• Honor Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) That to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank.
  2. (n.) A token of esteem paid to worth; a mark of respect; a ceremonial sign of consideration; as, he wore an honor on his breast; military honors; civil honors.
  3. (n.) To dignify; to raise to distinction or notice; to bestow honor upon; to elevate in rank or station; to ennoble; to exalt; to glorify; hence, to do something to honor; to treat in a complimentary manner or with civility.
  4. (n.) A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation.
  5. (n.) To regard or treat with honor, esteem, or respect; to revere; to treat with deference and submission; when used of the Supreme Being, to reverence; to adore; to worship.
  6. (n.) A title applied to the holders of certain honorable civil offices, or to persons of rank; as, His Honor the Mayor. See Note under Honorable.
  7. (n.) A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.
  8. (n.) That which rightfully attracts esteem, respect, or consideration; self-respect; dignity; courage; fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral worth; virtue; nobleness; specif., in men, integrity; uprightness; trustworthness; in women, purity; chastity.
  9. (n.) Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence.
  10. (n.) Academic or university prizes or distinctions; as, honors in classics.
  11. (n.) A nice sense of what is right, just, and true, with course of life correspondent thereto; strict conformity to the duty imposed by conscience, position, or privilege.
  12. (n.) The ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors.
  13. (n.) To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange.
  14. (n.) Fame; reputation; credit.

Accolade, Award, Observe, Purity, Respect, Reward,

• Honorably Definition & Synonyms

  1. (adv.) Decently; becomingly.
  2. (adv.) In an honorable manner; in a manner showing, or consistent with, honor.


• Honorary Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Holding a title or place without rendering service or receiving reward; as, an honorary member of a society.
  2. (a.) Conferring honor, or intended merely to confer honor without emolument; as, an honorary degree.
  3. (a.) An honorary payment, usually in recognition of services for which it is not usual or not lawful to assign a fixed business price.
  4. (a.) A fee offered to professional men for their services; as, an honorarium of one thousand dollars.
  5. (a.) Done as a sign or evidence of honor; as, honorary services.