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noun [plural]     honours pronunciation in British English
/ˈɒnə(r)z/
  1. 1
    a level of university degree that is higher than an ordinary degree
    first-class/second-class honours (=the highest or second highest level of degree):

    She gained first-class honours in Modern Languages.

  2. 2
    a prize in a particular competition or a place in a particular team

    He last won Ryder Cup honours in 1999.

    Last season Ian gained full international honours.

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