- high respect; great esteem；a person or thing that brings esteem
- regard with great respect；pay public respect to
verb: honour, 3rd person present: honours, gerund or present participle: honouring, past tense: honoured, past participle: honoured
noun: honour, plural noun: honours
- 1. high respect; great esteem his portrait hangs in the place of honour 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ a person or thing that brings esteem you are an honour to our profession
- ▪ a title of respect or form of address given to a circuit judge, a US mayor, and (in Irish or rustic speech) any person of rank.
- 2. the quality of knowing and doing what is morally right I must as a matter of honour avoid any taint of dishonesty 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ dated a woman's chastity or her reputation for being chaste she died defending her honour 同義詞
- 3. something regarded as a rare opportunity and bringing pride and pleasure; a privilege Mrs Young had the honour of being received by the Queen 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ a thing conferred as a distinction, especially an official award for bravery or achievement the highest military honours 同義詞
- ▪ a special distinction for proficiency in an examination she passed with honours
- ▪ a course of degree studies more specialized than for an ordinary pass an honours degree in mathematics
- ▪ the right of driving off first, having won the previous hole Kyle had the honour at the last hole
- 4. an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten.
- ▪ possession in one's hand of at least four of the ace, king, queen, jack, and ten of trumps, or of all four aces in no trumps, for which a bonus is scored.
- ▪ (in whist) an ace, king, queen, or jack of trumps.
- 1. regard with great respect they honoured their parents in all they did 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ pay public respect to talented writers were honoured at a special ceremony 同義詞 反義詞
- 2. fulfil (an obligation) or keep (an agreement) make sure the franchisees honour the terms of the contract 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ accept (a bill) or pay (a cheque) when due the bank informed him that the cheque would not be honoured 同義詞 反義詞
- high respect; great esteem: his portrait hangs in the place of honor
- regard with great respect: they honore their parents in all they did
Oxford American Dictionary
- regarded with great respect: an honoured guest
- regarded with great respect: an honored guest
Oxford American Dictionary
- morally obliged to do something: the state is honour-bound to listen and act I feel honour-bound to pay this money
- a system of payment or examinations which relies solely on the honesty of those concerned: most hotel minibars have worked on an honour system
- on my honour
- the killing of a relative, especially a girl or woman, who is perceived to have brought ...
- under a moral obligation
- the point halfway between the top of a shield and the fess point.