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Definition of "honor" []

  • High respect, as that shown for special merit; esteem: the honor shown to a Nobel laureate. (noun)
  • Good name; reputation. (noun)
  • A source or cause of credit: was an honor to the profession. (noun)
  • Glory or recognition; distinction. (noun)
  • A mark, token, or gesture of respect or distinction: the place of honor at the table. (noun)

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Use "honor" in a sentence
  • ""Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially --," 1 Tim.v. 17: whether we take _double honor_ here for reverence or maintenance, or both; yet how can we esteem the _elders ruling well worthy of double honor_ without some submission to their rule?"
  • "_Let them be counted worthy of double honor: _ or, _Let them be dignified with double honor_."
  • "We should honor, love and _obey_ our parents while we are young; and we should still _love_ and _honor_ them when we are older."