how to pronounce honor


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honor is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of honor in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… matter to you this is a huge honor and I …”

meanings of honor


  1. The center point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon (compare honour point).
  2. In bridge, an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit. In some other games, an ace, king, queen or jack.
  3. (courses for) an honours degree: a university qualification of the highest rank.
  4. Recognition of importance or value; respect; veneration (of someone, usually for being morally upright or successful).
  5. The state of being morally upright, honest, noble, virtuous, and magnanimous; excellence of character; the perception of such a state; favourable reputation; dignity.
  6. The right to play one's ball before one's opponent.
  7. A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament.
  8. (in the plural) the privilege of going first.
  9. A privilege.
  10. A token of praise or respect; something that represents praiseworthiness or respect, such as a prize or award given by the state to a citizen.
  11. A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.


  1. To think of highly, to respect highly; to show respect for; to recognise the importance or spiritual value of.
  2. To conform to, abide by, act in accordance with (an agreement, treaty, promise, request, or the like).
  3. To make payment in respect of (a cheque, banker's draft, etc.).
  4. To confer (bestow) an honour or privilege upon (someone).


  1. A female given name from English.

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