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Definition 1: the quality of being honorable and having a good name - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where honor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a man of honor

Synonyms for honor in the sense of this definition

(honor is a kind of ...) adhering to moral principles

Definition 2: a woman's virtue or chastity - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for honor in the sense of this definition

(honor is a kind of ...) morality with respect to sexual relations

Definition 3: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where honor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an award for bravery

Synonyms for honor in the sense of this definition

(honor is a kind of ...) an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

(... is a kind of honor ) something given as a token of victory

(... is a kind of honor ) 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

(... is a kind of honor ) an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance

(... is a kind of honor ) an annual award for outstanding contributions to chemistry or physics or physiology and medicine or literature or economics or peace

(... is a kind of honor ) an annual award by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in television

(... is a kind of honor ) an award for success in war or hunting

(... is a kind of honor ) an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

(... is a kind of honor ) an award earned by participation in a school sport

"he won letters in three sports"

(... is a kind of honor ) an official recognition of merit

"although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"

(... is a kind of honor ) an honor awarded to someone in recognition of achievement or superiority

"she graduated with the highest distinction"

(... is a kind of honor ) an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement

(... is a kind of honor ) an indication of approved or superior status

(... is a kind of honor ) the award given to the champion

(... is a kind of honor ) an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study

"he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude"

(... is a kind of honor ) (Judaism) the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah

"he was called on for an aliyah"

(... is a kind of honor ) an award given annually for contributions to French literature

Definition 4: the state of being honored - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for honor in the sense of this definition

(honor is a kind of ...) social or financial or professional status or reputation

"of equal standing" "a member in good standing"

(... is a kind of honor ) a state of high honor

"he valued glory above life itself"

(... is a kind of honor ) the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed

(... is a kind of honor ) the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)

"it is held in esteem" "a man who has earned high regard"

(... is a kind of honor ) the state of being held in high esteem and honor

Definition 5: accept as pay - [verb of possession]

Samples where honor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we honor checks and drafts

Synonyms for honor in the sense of this definition

(honor is a kind of ...) receive willingly something given or offered

"The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter" "I won't have this dog in my house!" "Please accept my present"

Samples where honor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for honor in the sense of this definition

(honor is a kind of ...) show approval or appreciation of

"My work is not recognized by anybody!" "The best student was recognized by the Dean"

(... is a kind of honor ) propose a toast to

"Let us toast the birthday girl!" "Let's drink to the New Year"

(... is a kind of honor ) confer dignity or honor upon

"He was dignified with a title"

(... is a kind of honor ) award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to

"He was decorated for his services in the military"

Samples where honor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • honor your parents!

Synonyms for honor in the sense of this definition

(honor is a kind of ...) consider or hold as true

"I cannot accept the dogma of this church" "accept an argument"

(... is a kind of honor ) assign great social importance to

"The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood" "The tenor was lionized in Vienna"

(... is a kind of honor ) recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)

"We must tolerate the religions of others"

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