honour noun - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “honour”

See all translations

honour

noun UK ( US honor)
 
 
/ˈɒnər/
[U] respect that people have for a person or an organization: The world's top investment banks are competing for the honour and income that comes from winning these contracts.a badge of honour A high credit rating is a badge of honour for the treasuries of developed economies.
[C] a reward, prize, or title that expresses admiration or respect: be awarded/receive an honoura great/high/huge honour She has been awarded one of the highest honors in business and technology by the US government.
honours [plural] ( abbreviation hons, also Hons) UK a level of university qualification that is a higher standard than the basic level: an honours degree to graduate with honours
Your Honour UK ( US Your Honor) formal LAW the title of respect used when speaking to a judge: "I object, Your Honour", he said. →  See also guest
(Definition of honour noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of honour?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “honour”

Definitions of “honour” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More