Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » H » Honorarium ... Hookup

HONOUR

 Dictionary entry overview: What does honour mean? 

HONOUR (noun)
  The noun HONOUR has 4 senses:

1. the state of being honored
2. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
3. the quality of being honorable and having a good name
4. a woman's virtue or chastity

  Familiarity information: HONOUR used as a noun is uncommon.


HONOUR (verb)
  The verb HONOUR has 3 senses:

1. bestow honor or rewards upon
2. show respect towards
3. accept as pay

  Familiarity information: HONOUR used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HONOUR (noun)


Sense 1honour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being honored

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

honour; honor; laurels

Hypernyms ("honour" is a kind of...):

standing (social or financial or professional status or reputation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "honour"):

reputation; repute (the state of being held in high esteem and honor)

esteem; regard; respect (the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded))

celebrity; fame; renown (the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed)

glorification; glory (a state of high honor)


Sense 2honour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

laurels; honor; accolade; award; honour

Context example:

an award for bravery

Hypernyms ("honour" is a kind of...):

symbol (an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "honour"):

prize; trophy (something given as a token of victory)

Prix Goncourt (an award given annually for contributions to French literature)

Prix de Rome (an annual prize awarded by the French government in a competition of painters and artists and sculptors and musicians and architects; the winner in each category receives support for a period of study in Rome)

Academy Award; Oscar (an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance)

Nobel prize (an annual award for outstanding contributions to chemistry or physics or physiology and medicine or literature or economics or peace)

Emmy (an annual award by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in television)

trophy (an award for success in war or hunting)

decoration; laurel wreath; medal; medallion; palm; ribbon (an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event)

letter; varsity letter (an award earned by participation in a school sport)

honorable mention; mention (an official recognition of merit)

citation; commendation (an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement)

cachet; seal; seal of approval (an indication of approved or superior status)

crown; pennant (the award given to the champion)

academic degree; degree (an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study)

aliyah ((Judaism) the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah)


Sense 3honour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being honorable and having a good name

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

honor; honour

Context example:

a man of honor

Hypernyms ("honour" is a kind of...):

righteousness (adhering to moral principles)


Sense 4honour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A woman's virtue or chastity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

pureness; purity; honor; honour

Hypernyms ("honour" is a kind of...):

chastity; sexual morality; virtue (morality with respect to sexual relations)


HONOUR (verb)


Sense 1honour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bestow honor or rewards upon

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

honor; honour; reward

Context examples:

Today we honor our soldiers / The scout was rewarded for courageous action

Hypernyms (to "honour" is one way to...):

recognise; recognize (show approval or appreciation of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "honour"):

drink; pledge; salute; toast; wassail (propose a toast to)

dignify; ennoble (confer dignity or honor upon)

decorate (award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2honour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Show respect towards

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

respect; honour; honor; abide by; observe

Context example:

honor your parents!

Hypernyms (to "honour" is one way to...):

accept (consider or hold as true)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "honour"):

celebrate; lionise; lionize (assign great social importance to)

tolerate (recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3honour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Accept as pay

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

honor; honour

Context example:

we honor checks and drafts

Hypernyms (to "honour" is one way to...):

accept; have; take (receive willingly something given or offered)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"It takes two to lie, one to lie and one to listen." (English proverb)

"Five fingers are brothers, not equals." (Afghanistan proverb)

"Ones neighbours problems, does not induce one to lose their appetite over them." (Zimbabwean proverb)

"Don't go to the pub without money." (Czech proverb)

 HONOUR: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.1074 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: