Meaning of “honor” in the English Dictionary

"honor" in American English

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honornoun

Cdn Br honour us /ˈɑn·ər/

honor noun (RESPECT)

[ U ] great respect for someone, or the feeling of pride and pleasure resulting when respect is shown to you:

It is an honor to meet you.
The dinner is in honor of (= to show respect for) a colleague who is leaving.
Your/His/Her Honor

Your/His/Her Honor is a title of respect for a judge or mayor (= elected official).

honor noun (CHARACTER)

[ U ] a good character, or a reputation for honesty and fair dealing:

David has always been a man of honor.
On my honor (= Asking you to trust my reputation for honesty), I never said that.

honor noun (REWARD)

[ C ] a public reward to show appreciation for unusual achievement:

She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.

honorverb [ T ]

Cdn Br honour us /ˈɑn·ər/

honor verb [ T ] (SHOW RESPECT)

to show great respect for someone, esp. in public:

We are honored (= proud and pleased) that you have come to speak to our students.

honor verb [ T ] (REWARD)

to give someone a public reward to show appreciation for unusual achievement:

Today we honor those who died defending our country.

honor verb [ T ] (FULFILL)

to fulfill an existing agreement or promise, or to accept a form of payment:

The governor honored her pledge to cut taxes.

(Definition of “honor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"honor" in Business English

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honornoun [ C ], verb

uk /ˈɒnər/ us US

→  honour

(Definition of “honor” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)