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Translation of "honour" - English-German dictionary

honour

noun /ˈonə/
respect for truth, honesty etc die Ehre a man of honour. (the keeping or increasing of) a person’s, country’s etc good reputation die Ehre We must fight for the honour of our country. fame; glory das Ansehen He won honour on the field of battle. respect die Ehre 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 die Ehre 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 die Ehrung He has received many honours for his research into cancer. (with capital Titel der Richter 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 ehrenamtlich the Honorary Secretary of the Darts Association. given to a person as a mark of respect for his ability etc Ehren-… an honorary degree. honourable adjective having, showing, bringing or deserving honour ehrenwert an honourable man. honours noun plural (sometimes with capital der Honoursgrad, Honours… 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 die Ehre 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 sich moralisch verpflichtet fühlen 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 auf Ehrenwort 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 das Ehrenwort 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-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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