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honour

noun UK (US honor)     /ˈɒnər/
RESPECT [U] B2 respect that people have for you because you have done what you believe is honest and right , or the quality of doing this: a man of honour The soldiers fought for the honour of their country . → Opposite dishonour nounShowing respect and admiration
in honour of sb/sth B2 in order to celebrate or show great respect for someone or something: A banquet was held in honour of the President .Showing respect and admiration
PRIDE [no plural] B2 something that makes you feel proud and pleased : [+ to do sth] It's an honour to be team captain . [+ of + doing sth] I had the great honour of meeting the King .Taking pleasure in something
REWARD [C] something that you give to someone in public to show respect for them and their achievements : She was granted the Order of Merit - one of the nation's highest honours.Showing respect and admiration
Her/His/Your Honour used when you are speaking to or about a judge Names and titlesJudges and juries
honours A qualification or university course with honours is of a very high level : an honours degree Classes, courses and courseworkSchool and vocational qualifications
(Definition of honour noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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