What is honour?

  • (noun): The state of being honored.
    Synonyms: honor, laurels
    See also — Additional definitions below

Honour

Honour or honor (see spelling differences; from the Latin word honos, honoris) is an abstract concept entailing a perceived quality of worthiness and respectability that affects both the social standing and the self-evaluation of an individual or corporate body such as a family, school, regiment or nation. Accordingly, individuals (or corporate bodies) are assigned worth and stature based on the harmony of their actions with a specific code of honour, and the moral code of the society at large.

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Some articles on honour:

Honours and Awards
... In many countries the term honour can refer to an award given by the state ... Such honours include military medals, but more typically imply a civilian award, such as a British OBE, a knighthood or membership of the French L├ęgion d'honneu ...
Malati Choudhury - Honours and Awards
... Utkal Seva Sammaan (1994) Tagore Literacy Award (1995) Honour by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the first sitting ...
The Glen High School - The School Song
... Pride in our country's beauty Honour, sincerity, Obedience to rule ... high endeavour, School of our youth together School of our hearts forever Honour its name Hark when the Glen is singing, Hear, hear our voices ringing, Loudly ... Pride in our country's beauty Honour, sincerity, Obedience to rule ...
Henrietta Maria Of France - Legacy
... state of Maryland was named in her honour by her husband, Charles I ... suggesting that Charles bestow a name in his own honour ... several family members in other colonial names, decided to honour his wife ...
Prince William Cup - Controversy
... Many people called on the WRU to rename the trophy in honour of Welsh international rugby star Ray Gravell, who died on 31 October 2007 ... Amongst MPs, Labour MP Paul Flynn and Plaid's Adam Price MP called for the WRU to honour Ray Gravell as a patriotic Welshman rather than Prince William, regarded by many in Wales as an Englishman who openly supports ...

More definitions of "honour":

  • (noun): The quality of being honorable and having a good name.
    Synonyms: honor
  • (verb): Accept as pay.
    Synonyms: honor
  • (noun): A woman's virtue or chastity.
    Synonyms: honor, purity
  • (verb): Bestow honor or rewards upon.
    Synonyms: honor, reward

Famous quotes containing the word honour:

    Fondly we think we honour merit then,
    When we but praise ourselves in other men.
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    My Poynz, I cannot frame me tune to fayne,
    To cloke the trothe for praisse withowt desart,
    Of them that lyst all vice for to retayne.
    I cannot honour them that settes their part
    With Venus and Baccus all theire lyf long;
    Nor holld my pece of them allthoo I smart.
    Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?–1542)

    It’s of a rich squire in Bristol doth dwell,
    There are ladies of honour that love him well,
    But all was in vain, in vain was said,
    For he was in love with a charming milkmaid.
    —Unknown. Squire and Milkmaid; or, Blackberry Fold (l. 1–4)