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Definition of 'honor'


  1. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
       Synonyms: award accolade honour laurels
  2. the state of being honored
       Synonyms: honour laurels
       Antonyms: dishonor dishonour
  3. the quality of being honorable and having a good name; "a man of honor"
       Synonyms: honour
       Antonyms: dishonor dishonour
  4. a woman's virtue or chastity
       Synonyms: honour purity pureness


  1. bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"
       Synonyms: honour reward
       Antonyms: dishonor disgrace dishonour attaint shame
  2. show respect towards; "honor your parents!"
       Synonyms: respect honour abide by observe
       Antonyms: disrespect
  3. accept as pay; "we honor checks and drafts"
       Synonyms: honour
       Antonyms: dishonor dishonour

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