honours


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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 ?
But," says he, "if by honour you mean the true natural beauty of virtue, I will maintain it may exist independent of any religion whatever.
He said, he doubted not but that all the infidels and hereticks in the world would, if they could, confine honour to their own absurd errors and damnable deceptions; "but honour," says he, "is not therefore manifold, because there are many absurd opinions about it; nor is religion manifold, because there are various sects and heresies in the world.
I have asserted, that true honour and true virtue are almost synonymous terms, and they are both founded on the unalterable rule of right, and the eternal fitness of things; to which an untruth being absolutely repugnant and contrary, it is certain that true honour cannot support an untruth.
I agree," answered Thwackum, with great warmth, "with a man who asserts honour to be antecedent to religion
He was proceeding when Mr Allworthy interposed, telling them very coldly, they had both mistaken his meaning; for that he had said nothing of true honour.
I would ask His Honour (if I might be permitted) whether there are not many objects of great interest in the city which is under his beneficent sway?
His Honour the Mayor does me too much credit,' returned Mr.
Datchery, 'His Honour the Mayor does me too much credit.
There, I confess, His Honour the Mayor is too many for me,' said Mr.
His Honour the Mayor will bear with me, if for a moment I have been deluded into occupying his time, and have forgotten the humble claims upon my own, of my hotel, the Crozier.
Would His Honour allow me to inquire whether there are strong suspicions of any one?
His Honour is very good, but I do it for coolness,' said Mr.