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noun     honor pronunciation in American English
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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.

  5. 5
    old-fashioned a woman’s virginity (=the fact that she has never had sex) or, if she is married, that she has never had sex with anyone except her husband
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