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Definition of honory

"honory" is probably misspelled. Trying honor instead Definition of honor

1. honor [ v ] bestow honor or rewards upon
Examples: "Today we honor our soldiers" "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"

Used in print:

(The New York Times,...)

At a ceremony in the reception_room of Mayor_Richardson_Dilworth , the Eagles were honored for winning the championship .

Arnold_Palmer and Sam_Snead will be among those honored at the national awards dinner of the Metropolitan_Golf_Writers_Association tonight .

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

They honored the battling Billikens last night .

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

A week later the Daily_Journal had discovered the initial plans of some Providence citizens to hold a meeting honoring John_Brown on the day of his execution .

The Providence_Daily_Post 's editor wrote that he could not believe that a meeting honoring Brown was to be held in Providence .

Synonyms honor reward honour Related Terms dishonor recognize award toast ennoble award wages honoree

2. honor [ n ] a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
Examples: "an award for bravery"

Used in print:

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

The trio who shared the most-valuable honors were introduced by Bob_Broeg , sports_editor of the Post-Dispatch .


Since he has just shown who is top_dog , he may not be ready to receive this highest honor in the gift of the Soviet people .

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

Eighty thousand won top honors and a chance to try_for the team itself .

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

In her letter to John_Brown , `` E._B. '' , the Quakeress from Newport , had suggested that the American people owed more honor to John_Brown for seeking to free the slaves than they did to George_Washington .

On November 22 , 1859 , the Providence_Daily_Journal stated that although Brown 's `` pluck '' and honest fanaticism must be admired , any honor paid to Brown would only induce other fanatics to imitate his actions .

Synonyms honor award laurels honour accolade Related Terms symbol approval academic_degree decoration pennant citation Nobel_prize cachet aliyah prix_goncourt letter trophy trophy Oscar prix_de_rome emmy mention award

3. honor [ n ] the state of being honored

Used in print:

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

Imagine the honor of_it !

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

William , he was called , in honor of the man who was at_once Shelley 's pensioner and his most bitter detractor .

Synonyms honor laurels honour Related Terms dishonor standing glory fame repute esteem

4. honor [ n ] the quality of being honorable and having a good name
Examples: "a man of honor"

Used in print:

(Edward Jablonski, Harold Arlen Happy with the Blues....)

The innocent malfeasant , filled with that supreme sense of honor found in bars , insisted upon replacing the destroyed monocle - and did , over the protests of the former owner - with a square monocle .

(Vina Delmar, The Big Family....)

And when he did , when he gave to his ship that protection necessary to preserve her honor , he knew he would lose forever the Navy to which he had dedicated his soul .

Synonyms honor honour Related Terms dishonor righteousness

5. honor [ v ] show respect towards
Examples: "honor your parents!"

Used in print:

(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)

Now Eileen really would have_to settle_down to love honor and obey , and she 'd have_to quit drinking .

Synonyms observe respect honor abide_by honour Related Terms disrespect accept lionize tolerate respect esteem deference honoring

6. honor [ v ] confer honor on

Synonyms honour favor favour grace honor Related Terms dishonor see accept confer favor

7. honor [ v ] accept as pay
Examples: "we honor checks and drafts"

Synonyms honour honor Related Terms dishonor accept

8. honor [ n ] a woman's virtue or chastity

Synonyms honour purity honor Related Terms virtue

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