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noun honor pronunciation in American English /ˈɑnər/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the respect that people have for someone who achieves something great, who is very powerful, or who behaves in a way that is morally right
    Shame and honor were what motivated people.
    His leadership has upheld the honor of the union through many difficult periods.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the behavior of someone who has high moral standards
    It’s not just a legal matter, it’s a matter of honor!
  3. 3
    [countable] something you do that you are proud of
    be an honor: Performing at the Grand Ole Opry is an honor for any singer.
    be an honor to do something: It’s a great honor to be invited here tonight.
  4. 4
    [countable] [often plural] a prize that someone is given because they have achieved something important
    Bob Dylan was among the recipients of the annual Kennedy Center honors.
    top/highest honors (=the most important honors): The romantic comedy received top honors at the Golden Globe Awards presentation last night.


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