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Noun: honors  ó-nurz
Usage: US (elsewhere: honours)
  1. A university degree with honors
    - honours [Brit, Cdn], honours degree [Brit, Cdn]
Noun: honor  ó-nur
Usage: US (elsewhere: honour)
  1. A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    - award, accolade, honour [Brit, Cdn], laurels
     
  2. The state of being honored
    - honour [Brit, Cdn], laurels
     
  3. The quality of being honorable and having a good name
    "a man of honor";
    - honour [Brit, Cdn]
     
  4. A woman's virtue or chastity
    - honour [Brit, Cdn], purity, pureness
Verb: honor  ó-nur
Usage: US (elsewhere: honour)
  1. Bestow honor or rewards upon
    "Today we honor our soldiers";
    - honour [Brit, Cdn], reward, fête, fete
     
  2. Show respect towards
    "honor your parents!";
    - respect, honour [Brit, Cdn], abide by, observe
     
  3. Accept as pay
    "we honor checks and drafts";
    - honour [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: honorses

Type of: academic degree, accept, chastity, degree, have, recognise [Brit], recognize, righteousness, sexual morality, standing, symbol, take, virtue

Antonym: dishonor [US]

Encyclopedia: Honors

Honor, Michigan