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Definition of 'honour'


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


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

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