As a verb: To accept at face value (to honor a check),
to accept and treat as valid (to honor a debt),
to grant as a privilege (I'm honored by your company),
to respect or pay homage to (the statue honors WWII veterans).

As a noun: A significant part of one's dignity or value (I will defend my honor),
the respect or distinction payed to someone or something (it's an honor to win this award),
something given or used to show respect, status, achievement, or deference (the title "your eminance" is purely honorific) or a title thus purposed (always address the judge as "your honor")

A feminine given name, originating from a hope to bestow a child with certain qualities by invoking those qualities with a name, such as love, faith, hope, charity, chastity, etc.
Yes, my name is Honor... At least my mom didn't choose 'Chastity'.
by Honor June 23, 2004
Top Definition
something this country needs more of.
there is no example of honor nowadays
by Eldar December 29, 2003
The courage to do what is right, no matter what. A belief that your actions represent more than just yourself, the recognition that what you do defines your entire generation. Also, part of the Marine Corps Corps Values. (see Courage and Commitment)
I hold my honor to be of more importance than myself.
by James July 11, 2004
Something this world needs more of.
"What is honor anymore? How can two mighty nations fight honorably if they both have to use dishonorable methods on occasion? Is honor something that gradually changes through time?"
by Dave November 30, 2004
Turning yourself in for doing the wrong thing, even though nobody's looking. A Person of Honor will not Lie, Cheat, Steal, Nor Tolerate Those Who Do.
Always place Personal Honor over Personal Gain
by anonymous011111111 October 09, 2007
Horny Over-achieving Nerds Obsessively Raging (for) Sex
Stony Brook's Honors college is rank #1.
by a honors student May 03, 2009
A combination of self-respect and a good reputation based on the ability to tell The truth, defend those less fortunate or are weaker than you, and an instinctual knowledge of right and wrong. All of this culminating in the person who is completely trustworthy and above reproach. These things are not given to you and are not able to be taken away from you by anyone but yourself. To quote Rob Roy : honor is a gift a man gives himself and one should never worry about the obtaining of it.
even though Joe in accounting is a complete ass, I had to stick up for him because I know he didn't steal from Greg. It was the honorable thing to do
by Dapper Dagorhirim May 02, 2015

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