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 for honor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Honor \Hon"or\ ([o^]n"[~e]r), n. [OE. honor, honour, onour,
     onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, F.
     honneur, fr. L. honor, honos.] [Written also honour.]
     1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect;
        consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of
        respect or reverence.
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              A prophet is not without honor, save in his own
              country.                              --Matt. xiii.
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     2. That which rightfully attracts esteem, respect, or
        consideration; self-respect; dignity; courage; fidelity;
        especially, excellence of character; high moral worth;
        virtue; nobleness.
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              Godlike erect, with native honor clad. --Milton.
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     3. Purity; chastity; -- a term applied mostly to women, but
        becoming uncommon in usage.
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              If she have forgot
              Honor and virtue.                     --Shak.
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     4. A nice sense of what is right, just, and true, with course
        of life correspondent thereto; strict conformity to the
        duty imposed by conscience, position, or privilege;
        integrity; uprightness; trustworthness.
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              Say, what is honor? 'T is the finest sense
              Of justice which the human mind can frame,
              Intent each lurking frailty to disclaim,
              And guard the way of life from all offense
              Suffered or done.                     --Wordsworth.
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              I could not love thee, dear, so much,
              Loved I not honor more.               --Lovelace.
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     5. That to which esteem or consideration is paid;
        distinguished position; high rank. "Restored me to my
        honors." --Shak.
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              I have given thee . . . both riches, and honor. --1
                                                    Kings iii. 13.
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              Thou art clothed with honor and majesty. --Ps. civ.
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     6. Fame; reputation; credit.
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              Some in their actions do woo, and affect honor and
              reputation.                           --Bacon.
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              If my honor is meant anything distinct from
              conscience, 't is no more than a regard to the
              censure and esteem of the world.      --Rogers.
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     7. A token of esteem paid to worth; a mark of respect; a
        ceremonial sign of consideration; as, he wore an honor on
        his breast; military honors; civil honors. "Their funeral
        honors." --Dryden.
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     8. A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an
        ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation.
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     9. A title applied to the holders of certain honorable civil
        offices, or to persons of rank; as, His Honor the Mayor.
        See Note under Honorable.
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     10. (Feud. Law) A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on
         which other lordships and manors depended. --Cowell.
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     11. pl. Academic or university prizes or distinctions; as,
         honors in classics.
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     12. pl. (Whist) The ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The
         ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors. --R. A.
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     Affair of honor, a dispute to be decided by a duel, or the
        duel itself.
     Court of honor, a court or tribunal to investigate and
        decide questions relating to points of honor; as a court
        of chivalry, or a military court to investigate acts or
        omissions which are unofficerlike or ungentlemanly in
        their nature.
     Debt of honor, a debt contracted by a verbal promise, or by
        betting or gambling, considered more binding than if
        recoverable by law.
     Honor bright! An assurance of truth or fidelity. [Colloq.]
     Honor court (Feudal Law), one held in an honor or seignory.
     Honor point. (Her.) See Escutcheon.
     Honors of war (Mil.), distinctions granted to a vanquished
        enemy, as of marching out from a camp or town armed, and
        with colors flying.
     Law of honor or Code of honor, certain rules by which
        social intercourse is regulated among persons of fashion,
        and which are founded on a regard to reputation. --Paley.
     Maid of honor,
         (a) a lady of rank, whose duty it is to attend the queen
             when she appears in public.
         (b) the bride's principle attendant at a wedding, if
             unmarried. If married, she is referred to as the
     matron of honor.
     On one's honor, on the pledge of one's honor; as, the
        members of the House of Lords in Great Britain, are not
        under oath, but give their statements or verdicts on their
     Point of honor, a scruple or nice distinction in matters
        affecting one's honor; as, he raised a point of honor.
     To do the honors, to bestow honor, as on a guest; to act as
        host or hostess at an entertainment. "To do the honors and
        to give the word." --Pope.
     To do one honor, to confer distinction upon one.
     To have the honor, to have the privilege or distinction.
     Word of honor, an engagement confirmed by a pledge of
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Honor \Hon"or\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Honored ([o^]n"[~e]rd); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Honoring.] [OE. honouren, onouren, OF.
     honorer, honourer, F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor,
     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.
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              Honor thy father and thy mother.      --Ex. xx. 12.
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              That all men should honor the Son, even as they
              honor the Father.                     --John v. 23.
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              It is a custom
              More honor'd in the breach than the observance.
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     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.
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              Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king
              delighten to honor.                   --Esther vi.
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              The name of Cassius honors this corruption. --Shak.
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     3. (Com.) To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an
           award for bravery" [syn: award, accolade, honor,
           honour, laurels]
      2: the state of being honored [syn: honor, honour,
         laurels] [ant: dishonor, dishonour]
      3: the quality of being honorable and having a good name; "a man
         of honor" [syn: honor, honour] [ant: dishonor,
      4: a woman's virtue or chastity [syn: honor, honour,
         purity, pureness]
      v 1: bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our
           soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"
           [syn: honor, honour, reward] [ant: attaint,
           disgrace, dishonor, dishonour, shame]
      2: show respect towards; "honor your parents!" [syn: respect,
         honor, honour, abide by, observe] [ant: disrespect]
      3: accept as pay; "we honor checks and drafts" [syn: honor,
         honour] [ant: dishonor, dishonour]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  337 Moby Thesaurus words for "honor":
     abide by, accept, acclaim, accolade, accord respect to, account,
     accounting for, acknowledgment, acres, adhere to, administer,
     admiration, admire, adoration, adore, adorn, adulate, adulation,
     aggrandize, amortize, answerability, apotheosis, apotheosize,
     application, appreciate, appreciation, approbation, approval,
     approve, arrogation, ascription, assignation, assignment,
     assured probity, attachment, attribution, audition, award, awe,
     badge, bays, beat the drum, bepraisement, bestow honor upon, blame,
     blamelessness, blessing, blotlessness, blow the trumpet, blue book,
     breathless adoration, carry out, carry through, cash, celebrate,
     celebrity, character, charge, chastity, chattels real, cite,
     cleanliness, cleanness, clear, commemorate, complete, compliment,
     confer distinction on, congratulation, connection with,
     consideration, courtesy, credit, crown, crown with laurel, decency,
     decorate, decoration, defer to, deference, deification, deify,
     delight, demesne, derivation from, devotion, dignify, dignity,
     discharge, distinction, distinguish, do honor, do service, domain,
     dress ship, duty, effect, effectuate, eloge, eminence, encomium,
     enforce, ennoble, entertain respect for, erect, erectness, esteem,
     estimableness, estimation, etiology, eulogium, eulogize, eulogy,
     exaggerated respect, exalt, exaltation, exam, examen, examination,
     excessive praise, execute, fairness, fame, favor, fill out, final,
     final examination, fire a salute, flattery, fulfill, glorification,
     glorify, glory, good character, goodness, grace, great go,
     great respect, greatness, grounds, hail, hallow, handle, hearing,
     hero worship, hero-worship, high ideals, high principles,
     high regard, high-mindedness, hold in esteem, hold in reverence,
     hold jubilee, homage, hommage, honesty, honorableness, honorific,
     honors, idolatry, idolization, idolize, idolizing, illustriousness,
     immaculacy, immaculateness, implement, imputation, incorruption,
     innocence, integrity, irreproachability, irreproachableness, joy,
     jubilate, jubilize, justice, justness, keep, kudos, land,
     landed property, lands, laud, laudation, laurels, lift, lionizing,
     liquidate, live up to, look up to, lot, lots, maffick,
     magnification, magnify, maintain, make, make accounts square,
     make merry, make out, manor, mark, meed of praise, meet,
     memorability, memorialize, messuage, midsemester, midterm,
     moral excellence, moral strength, morality, nobility, notability,
     noteworthiness, obeisance, observe, oral, oral examination,
     overpraise, paean, palaetiology, panegyric, parcel, pay,
     pay homage to, pay in full, pay off, pay regard to, pay the bill,
     pay the shot, pay tribute, pay up, placement, plat, pleasure, plot,
     praedium, praise, prelim, prestige, principles, privilege, prize,
     probity, prominence, promulgate, property, prosecute, pureness,
     purity, put in force, put through, quadrat, quiz, real estate,
     real property, realty, recognition, rectitude, redeem,
     reference to, regard, remarkableness, render, render honor to,
     renown, reputability, reputation, repute, respect, respectability,
     responsibility, retire, revere, reverence, reverential regard,
     righteousness, saddling, salience, salute, satisfy, settle,
     sexual innocence, signalize, snowiness, solemnize, solemnly mark,
     sound a fanfare, spotlessness, square, square accounts,
     stainlessness, strike a balance, sublime, taintlessness, take up,
     take-home examination, tenements, test, think highly of,
     think much of, think well of, title, toft, transact, trial,
     tribute, tripos, unblemishedness, unblottedness, uncorruptness,
     undefiledness, unimpeachability, unimpeachableness, unsoiledness,
     unspottedness, unstainedness, unsulliedness, untaintedness, uprear,
     uprightness, upstandingness, value, venerate, veneration,
     virginity, virtue, virtuousness, viva, whiteness, worship, worth,
     worthiness, written, written examination

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  HONOR. High estimation. A testimony of high estimation. Dignity. Reputation. 
  Dignified respect of character springing from probity, principle, or moral 
  rectitude. A duel is not justified by any insult to our honor. Honor is also 
  employed to signify integrity in a judge, courage in a soldier, and chastity 
  in a woman. To deprive a woman of her honor is, in some cases, punished as a 
  public wrong, and by an action for the recovery of damages done to the 
  relative rights of a husband or a father. Vide Criminal conversation. 
       2. In England, when a peer of parliament is sitting judicially in that 
  body, his pledge of honor is received instead of an oath; and in courts of 
  equity, peers, peeresses, and lords of parliament, answer on their honor 
  only. But the courts of common law know no such distinction. It is needless 
  to add, that as we are not encumbered by a nobility, there is no such 
  distinction in the United States, all persons being equal in the eye of the 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  HONOR, Eng. law. The seigniory of a lord paramount. 2 Bl. Com. 9f. 

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Honor, MI -- U.S. village in Michigan
     Population (2000):    299
     Housing Units (2000): 153
     Land area (2000):     0.550506 sq. miles (1.425803 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.550506 sq. miles (1.425803 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            39080
     Located within:       Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
     Location:             44.665567 N, 86.022118 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     49640
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Honor, MI

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