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Definition of honor:

  1. A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation.
  2. 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.
  3. A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.
  4. A title applied to the holders of certain honorable civil offices, or to persons of rank; as, His the Mayor. See Note under Honorable.
  5. 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.
  6. Academic or university prizes or distinctions; as, honors in classics.
  7. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence.
  8. Fame; reputation; credit.
  9. That to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank.
  10. 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.
  11. The ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors.
  12. To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.

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watch, approve, commendation, summit, Lordship, cred, bay, value, honest, character, blue ribbon, prize, trophy, truthfulness, concession, stock, achievement, congratulate, abide by, premium, treasure, sing someone's/something's praises, deliver, innocence, respect, the fruit/fruits of something, championship, Nobel Prize, self-worth, awarding, extol, watch over, follow, handiwork, award, find, notice, keep your word, honorv, remember, adore, keep, laurel, reputation, applause, comply, integrity, judge, laurels, kudos, self-respecting, sun, honorableness, bring honor to, honour, meet, mention, virginity, hold to, propriety, stature, reward, reinforce, flatter, Honorable Sir, exaltation, repute, a feather in your cap, feat, come through, crown jewel, modesty, please, pat someone on the back, appreciation, eulogize, status, uprightness, take note, obeisance, delight in, applaud, kudo, maintain, props, love, greatness, self-respect, boon, keep an eye on, virgin, jewel, repay, r├ęclame, remark, incorruptibility, attainment, fame, street cred, prestige, pay back, consideration, appanage, realization, consolation prize, rectitude, conquest, discover, courage, accolade, dignity, plume, estimation, observe, wonder, note, distinction, stick to, virginal, Majesty, maidenhead, favor, renown, compliment, pay someone a compliment, sinlessness, fulfill, Governor, good name, purity, glittering prize, account, prise, accomplishment, good report, detect.

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