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English definition of “honour”

honour

noun (RESPECT) UK (US honor)     /ˈɒn.ər/ US  /ˈɑː.nɚ/
B2 [U] a quality that combines respect , being proud , and honesty : a man of honour We fought for the honour of our country .Morality and rules of behaviour in honour of sb/sth B2 in order to celebrate or show great respect for someone or something: a banquet in honour of the president Showing respect and admiration be/feel honour bound to do sth to feel you must do something because it is morally right , even if you do not want to do it: I felt honour bound to tell him the truth .Morality and rules of behaviour do sb the honour of doing sth formal to make someone proud and happy by doing or being something: Would you do me the honour of accompanying me to the New Year Ball ?Polite expressions Your Honour formal the way to address a judge Judges and juries
(Definition of honour noun (RESPECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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