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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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