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honours

(ˈɒnəz) or

honors

pl n
1. observances of respect
2. (Education) (often capital)
a. (in a university degree or degree course) a rank of the highest academic standard
b. (as modifier): an honours degree. Abbreviation: Hons Compare general9, pass35
3. (Education) a high mark awarded for an examination; distinction
4. last honours funeral honours observances of respect at a funeral
5. (Military) military honours ceremonies performed by troops in honour of royalty, at the burial of an officer, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.honours - a university degree with honors
academic degree, degree - an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study; "he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude"
first-class honours degree, first - an honours degree of the highest class
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations
دَرجة إمتياز تُمْنَح لطالِب مُتَفَوِّقيَدْفِنُ باحْتِفالٍ عَسْكَري
poctyspecializacespeciálnívyznamenání
æresbevisningeksamen med udmærkelseudmærkelses-
kitüntetés
virîingarverîlaunvirîingarvottur, heiîursòjónusta
pocta
askerî töreniftihar derecesiüniversite derecesi

honours

, (US) honors:
honours board
nEhrentafel f
honours degree
n = honour N e
honours list
n (Brit) → Liste fder Titel- und Rangverleihungen (die zweimal im Jahr veröffentlicht wird); (Univ) Liste der Kandidaten, die den „Honours Degree“ verliehen bekommen

honour

(American) honor (ˈonə) noun
1. respect for truth, honesty etc. a man of honour.
2. (the keeping or increasing of) a person's, country's etc good reputation. We must fight for the honour of our country.
3. fame; glory. He won honour on the field of battle.
4. respect. This ceremony is being held in honour of those who died in the war.
5. something which a person feels to be a reason for pride etc. It is a great honour to be asked to address this meeting.
6. a title, degree etc given to a person as a mark of respect for his services, work, ability etc. He has received many honours for his research into cancer.
7. (with capital. with His, ~Your etc) a title of respect used when talking to or about judges, mayors etc: My client wishes to plead guilty, Your Honour.
verb
1. to show great respect to (a person, thing etc). We should honour the Queen.
2. to do, say etc something which is a reason for pride, satisfaction etc to. Will you honour us with your presence at the meeting?
3. to give (someone) a title, degree etc as a mark of respect for his ability etc. He was honoured for his work with the mentally handicapped.
4. to fulfil (a promise etc). We'll honour our agreement.
ˈhonorary adjective
1. (often abbreviated to Hon. in writing) (of an official position) not having any payment. the Honorary Secretary of the Darts Association.
2. given to a person as a mark of respect for his ability etc. an honorary degree.
ˈhonourable adjective
having, showing, bringing or deserving honour. an honourable man.
ˈhonours noun plural
1. (sometimes with capital. sometimes abbreviated to Hons when written) a degree awarded by universities, colleges etc to students who achieve good results in their final degree examinations, or who carry out specialized study or research; the course of study leading to the awarding of such a degree: He got First Class Honours in French; (also adjective) an honours degree, (American) an honors course.
2. ceremony, when given as a mark of respect. The dead soldiers were buried with full military honours.
(in) honour/honor bound
forced (to do something) not by law, but because one knows it is right. I said I would go if he sent for me, and I feel honour bound to do as I promised.
on one's honour
an expression used to emphasize the truth and solemnity of something which is said. Do you swear, on your honour, never to reveal what you see here?
word of honour
a promise which cannot be broken without loss of honour. I give you my word of honour that I'll do it.

honour, noun, ends in -our.
honorary, adjective, drops the u.
honourable, adjective, keeps the u.
References in classic literature ?
I was famous on earth with the name which endures longest and honours most.
Some of the briefer articles, which contribute to make up the volume, have likewise been written since my involuntary withdrawal from the toils and honours of public life, and the remainder are gleaned from annuals and magazines, of such antique date, that they have gone round the circle, and come back to novelty again.
With an alacrity beyond the common impulse of a spirit which yet was never indifferent to the credit of doing every thing well and attentively, with the real goodwill of a mind delighted with its own ideas, did she then do all the honours of the meal, and help and recommend the minced chicken and scalloped oysters, with an urgency which she knew would be acceptable to the early hours and civil scruples of their guests.
The good understanding between the Colonel and Miss Dashwood seemed rather to declare that the honours of the mulberry-tree, the canal, and the yew arbour, would all be made over to HER; and Mrs.
or did he get a sizar's place at college, or escape to America, and earn honours by drawing blood from his foster-country?
Having done the honours of his house in this hospitable manner, Mr.
Kimble, who did the honours at the Red House on these great occasions, came forward to meet Miss Nancy in the hall, and conduct her up-stairs.
Thrones, Dominations, Princedomes, Vertues, Powers, If these magnific Titles yet remain Not meerly titular, since by Decree Another now hath to himself ingross't All Power, and us eclipst under the name Of King anointed, for whom all this haste Of midnight march, and hurried meeting here, This onely to consult how we may best With what may be devis'd of honours new Receive him coming to receive from us Knee-tribute yet unpaid, prostration vile, Too much to one, but double how endur'd, To one and to his image now proclaim'd?
As the romance is imperfect, we are not acquainted how the discovery takes place; but it is probably much in the same manner as in other narratives turning on the same subject, where the host, apprehensive of death for having trespassed on the respect due to his Sovereign, while incognito, is agreeably surprised by receiving honours and reward.
Softly the wind bloweth, Softly the rain falls, Joy like a mist blots The thoughts of my home out; There none would honour me, Fallen from honours.
On the other hand, to keep his servant honest the prince ought to study him, honouring him, enriching him, doing him kindnesses, sharing with him the honours and cares; and at the same time let him see that he cannot stand alone, so that many honours may not make him desire more, many riches make him wish for more, and that many cares may make him dread chances.
For thirteen years had she been doing the honours, and laying down the domestic law at home, and leading the way to the chaise and four, and walking immediately after Lady Russell out of all the drawing-rooms and dining-rooms in the country.