honor[ on-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF honor
Synonyms for honor
- high standing
Antonyms for honor
- ill repute
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HONOR
I did all that in honor could be done to avert the war, but without avail.
These only becloud, they do not help to point the way of safety and honor.
"By no means, I give you my word of honor," answered the major, laughing.
He did me the honor to repeat it aloud; but the Minister's answer was not heard.
Am I to have the honor of being detailed for that service to-morrow?
God would see to their honor or disgrace; what she had to do was to be a sister!
"Nor for the honor of Scotland either," cried the Earl of Angus.
Could they not set up five archers for the honor of Aquitaine and of Gascony?
And now, may I have the honor of asking you to accept the escort of Mr. Cassidy to our gallery.
One was that Christine asked her to be maid of honor at her wedding.
c.1200, "glory, renown, fame earned," from Anglo-French honour, Old French honor (Modern French honneur), from Latin honorem (nominative honos, later honor) "honor, dignity, office, reputation," of unknown origin. Till 17c., honour and honor were equally frequent; the former now preferred in England, the latter in U.S. by influence of Noah Webster's spelling reforms. Meaning "a woman's chastity" first attested late 14c. Honors "distinction in scholarship" attested by 1782. Honor roll in the scholastic sense attested by 1872. To do the honors (1650s) originally meant the customary civilities and courtesies at a public entertainment, etc.