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Royal Honours

the Birthday Honours

official titles that are given by the British queen or king on their official birthday to reward people who have done something important for British society

CBE

noun

Commander of the British Empire: a special title given to someone in the UK whose work has helped the country

Dame

noun

used in front of the name of a woman who has been given a special honour by the British government

dub

verb

to give a man a knighthood (=a title given by a king or queen for special achievements or service to his country)

honours list

noun

in the UK, a list of people receiving a special title from the Queen as a reward for their achievements

knight

verb

if someone in the UK is knighted, they are given the status of a knight by a king or queen

knighthood

noun

an honour given by a British king or queen that allows a man to use the title ‘Sir’ before his name

MBE

noun

Member of the Order of the British Empire: a special honour that is given in the UK to someone who has achieved something special

the New Year’s Honours

in the UK, a special list of official honours that are given in January to people who have achieved something important

OA

noun

Order of Australia: a special honour given to Australians who have done something important or useful for their country

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chocolate

a sweet brown food eaten as a sweet or used for flavouring other food

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