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Translation of "honour" - English-French dictionary

honour

noun /ˈonə/
respect for truth, honesty etc honneur a man of honour. (the keeping or increasing of) a person’s, country’s etc good reputation honneur We must fight for the honour of our country. fame; glory gloire He won honour on the field of battle. respect en l’honneur de This ceremony is being held in honour of those who died in the war. something which a person feels to be a reason for pride etc honneur It is a great honour to be asked to address this meeting. a title, degree etc given to a person as a mark of respect for his services, work, ability etc distinction He has received many honours for his research into cancer. (with capital Son/Votre Honneur with His, Youretc) a title of respect used when talking to or about judges, mayors etc: My client wishes to plead guilty, Your Honour. honorary adjective (often abbreviated to Hon.in writing) (of an official position) not having any payment honoraire the Honorary Secretary of the Darts Association. given to a person as a mark of respect for his ability etc honoris causa, honorifique an honorary degree. honourable adjective having, showing, bringing or deserving honour honorable an honourable man. honours noun plural (sometimes with capital (avec) mention sometimes abbreviated to Hons when written) a degree awarded by universities, colleges etc to students who achieve good results in their final degree examinations, or who carry out specialized study or research the course of study leading to the awarding of such a degree: He got First Class Honours in French (also adjective) an honours degree, (American) an honors course. ceremony, when given as a mark of respect honneurs The dead soldiers were buried with full military honours. (in) honour/honor bound forced (to do something) not by law, but because one knows it is right tenu par l’honneur à I said I would go if he sent for me, and I feel honour bound to do as I promised. on one’s honour an expression used to emphasize the truth and solemnity of something which is said sur l’honneur Do you swear, on your honour, never to reveal what you see here? word of honour a promise which cannot be broken without loss of honour parole d’honneur I give you my word of honour that I’ll do it. honour, noun, ends in -our. honorary, adjective, drops the u. honourable, adjective, keeps the u.
(Definition of honour from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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