meaning of honor

1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence.
That which rightfully attracts esteem, respect, or consideration; self-respect; dignity; courage; fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral worth; virtue; nobleness; specif. , in men, integrity; uprightness; trustworthness; in women, purity; chastity.
A nice sense of what is right, just, and true, with course of life correspondent thereto; strict conformity to the duty imposed by conscience, position, or privilege.
That to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank.
Fame; reputation; credit.
A token of esteem paid to worth; a mark of respect; a ceremonial sign of consideration; as, he wore an honor on his breast; military honors; civil honors.
A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation.
A title applied to the holders of certain honorable civil offices, or to persons of rank; as, His Honor the Mayor. See Note under Honorable.
A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.
Academic or university prizes or distinctions; as, honors in classics.
The ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors.
To regard or treat with honor, esteem, or respect; to revere; to treat with deference and submission; when used of the Supreme Being, to reverence; to adore; to worship.
To dignify; to raise to distinction or notice; to bestow honor upon; to elevate in rank or station; to ennoble; to exalt; to glorify; hence, to do something to honor; to treat in a complimentary manner or with civility.
To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange.
a womans virtue or chastity

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