What is honour?

  • (verb): Accept as pay.
    Synonyms: honor
    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:

The Glen High School - The School Song
... Pride in our country's beauty Honour, sincerity, Obedience to rule ... School of our 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 and ... 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 ... the name left blank, suggesting that Charles bestow a name in his own honour ... having already honoured himself and several family members in other colonial names, decided to honour his wife ...
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'honneur ...
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 ... 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 ...
Malati Choudhury - Honours and Awards
... Award (1988) 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 ...

More definitions of "honour":

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

Famous quotes containing the word honour:

    For I loved the man and do honour his memory, on this side of idolatry, as much as any.
    Ben Jonson (1573–1637)

    The only thing of weight that can be said against modern honour is that it is directly opposite to religion. The one bids you bear injuries with patience, the other tells you if you don’t resent them, you are not fit to live.
    Bernard Mandeville (1670–1733)

    Weep not for little Leonie,
    Abducted by a French Marquis!
    Though loss of honour was a wrench,
    Just think how it’s improved her French.
    Harry Graham (1874–1936)