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.
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: