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honor Idioms & Phrases


Affair of honor

  • a dispute to be decided by a duel, or the duel itself.
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congressional medal of honor

  • noun the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'
    Congressional Medal of Honor.
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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.
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Debt of honor

  • a debt contracted by a verbal promise, or by betting or gambling, considered more binding than if recoverable by law.
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do the honors

  • verb act as the host and receive or introduce one's guests
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field of honor

  • noun the scene of a duel
  • noun a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
    battlefield; battleground; field; field of battle.
    • they made a tour of Civil War battlefields
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Guard of honor

  • noun an escort for a distinguished guest or for the casket at a military funeral
    guard of honor.
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  • (Mil. ), a guard appointed to receive or to accompany eminent persons.
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guest of honor

  • noun the person in whose honor a gathering is held
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Honor bright!

  • An assurance of truth or fidelity. Colloq.
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Honor court

  • (Feudal Law), one held in an honor or seignory.
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honor guard

  • noun an escort for a distinguished guest or for the casket at a military funeral
    guard of honor.
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honor killing

  • noun an ancient tradition still sometimes observed; a male member of the family kills a female relative for tarnishing the family image
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Honor point

  • . (Her.) See Escutcheon.
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honor system

  • noun a system of conduct in which participants are trusted not to take unfair advantage of others
    • the students are on the honor system
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Honors of war

  • (Mil.), distinctions granted to a vanquished enemy, as of marching out from a camp or town armed, and with colors flying.
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Law, ∨ 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.
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Laws of honor

  • . See under Honor.
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Legion of honor

  • an order instituted by the French government in 1802, when Bonaparte was First Consul, as a reward for merit, both civil and military.
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Maid of honor

  • noun an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding
    bridesmaid.
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  • a female attendant of a queen or royal princess; usually of noble family, and having to perform only nominal or honorary duties.
  • a lady of rank, whose duty it is to attend the queen when she appears in public. Bride's principle attendant at a wedding
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matron of honor

  • noun a married woman serving as the attendant to the bride at a wedding
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medal of honor

  • noun the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'
    Congressional Medal of Honor.
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Mouth honor

  • honor given in words, but not felt. Shak.
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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 honor.
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Point of honor

  • noun a concern that seriously reflects on your honor
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  • a scruple or nice distinction in matters affecting one's honor; as, he raised a point of honor.
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time-honored

  • adjective satellite acceptable for a long time
    time-honoured.
    • time-honored customs
  • adjective satellite honored because of age or long usage
    time-honoured.
    • time-honored institutions
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Time"-hon`ored adjective
Definitions
  1. Honored for a long time; venerable, and worthy of honor, by reason of antiquity, or long continuance.
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To do one honor

  • to confer distinction upon one.
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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.
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To have the honor

  • to have the privilege or distinction.
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Word of honor

  • noun a promise
    parole; word.
    • he gave his word
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  • an engagement confirmed by a pledge of honor.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

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