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

Derived forms: honoured, honours, honouring

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

Antonym: dishonor [US]

Encyclopedia: Honour, Profit and Pleasure