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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hon·or, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Honored p. pr. & vb. n. Honoring.]
 1. To regard or treat with honor, esteem, or respect; to revere; to treat with deference and submission; when used of the Supreme Being, to reverence; to adore; to worship.
    Honor thy father and thy mother.   --Ex. xx. 12.
    That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father.   --John v. 23.
 It is a custom
 More honor'd in the breach than the observance.   --Shak.
 2. To dignify; to raise to distinction or notice; to bestow honor upon; to elevate in rank or station; to ennoble; to exalt; to glorify; hence, to do something to honor; to treat in a complimentary manner or with civility.
    Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighten to honor.   --Esther vi. 9.
    The name of Cassius honors this corruption.   --Shak.
 3. Com. To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having an illustrious reputation; respected; "our esteemed
             leader"; "a prestigious author" [syn: esteemed, prestigious]
      2: worthy of honor; "an honored name"; "our honored dead" [syn: