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 for honour
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 :

  honour \honour\ n. & v.
     Same as honor; -- chiefly British usage. [Brit.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the state of being honored [syn: honor, honour,
           laurels] [ant: dishonor, dishonour]
      2: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an
         award for bravery" [syn: award, accolade, honor,
         honour, laurels]
      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]

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