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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] greatrespect 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 (= ​electedofficial).
  • honor noun (CHARACTER)

[U] a good ​character, or a ​reputation for ​honesty and ​fairdealing: 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 ​publicreward to show ​appreciation for ​unusualachievement: She ​received the Presidential ​Medal of ​Freedom, the country’s ​highestcivilian honor.

honorverb [T]

(Cdn Br honour)  us   /ˈɑn·ər/
  • honor verb [T] (SHOW RESPECT)

to show ​greatrespect for someone, esp. in ​public: We are honored (= ​proud and ​pleased) that you have come to ​speak to ​ourstudents.
  • honor verb [T] (REWARD)

to give someone a ​publicreward to show ​appreciation for ​unusualachievement: Today we honor those who ​dieddefendingourcountry.
  • honor verb [T] (FULFILL)

to ​fulfill an ​existingagreement or ​promise, or to ​accept a ​form of ​payment: The ​governor honored her ​pledge to ​cuttaxes.
(Definition of honor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"honor" in Business English

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honornoun [C], verb

uk   us   /ˈɒnər/ US
→  honour
(Definition of honor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “honor”
in Chinese (Simplified) 奖励, 荣誉…
in Turkish şeref, namus, onur…
in Russian см. honour…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獎勵, 榮譽…
in Polish -…
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