[U, sing] source of pride and pleasure; privilege 光荣; 荣幸: the seat of honour at the head of the table 上首席位 * It is a great honour to be invited. 承蒙邀请, 十分荣幸.
[U] (a) good personal character; strong sense of what is morally right 节操; 正义感: a man of honour 品德高尚的人 * Honour demands that he should resign. 为了保持气节, 他应该辞职. (b) reputation for greatness, good behaviour, truthfulness, etc 荣誉; 名誉; 信誉: fight for the honour of one's country 为祖国的荣誉而战 * My honour is at stake. 我的名誉利害攸关.
[U] great respect; high public regard 崇敬; 公众表示的敬意: They stood in silence as a mark of honour to her. 他们肃立向她致敬.
[sing] an ~ to sth/sb a person or thing that brings credit to sth/sb 给某事物[某人]增光的人或事物: She is an honour to her profession. 她是同行的光荣.
[C usu pl 通常作复数] thing given as a distinction or mark of respect, esp an official award for achievement or bravery 作为荣誉或尊敬的标志而授予之事物（尤指为表扬成绩或英勇行为而正式授予的）: bury a person with full military honours, ie with a special ceremony to honour the dead soldier 以隆重的军葬礼埋葬死者 * Birthday/New Year Honours, ie titles, decorations, etc awarded in Britain by the Sovereign on his or her birthday or on 1 January each year 英国国王或女王在其诞辰或元旦之日授予的荣誉称号﹑ 勋章等.
honours [pl] specialized course for a university degree or high level of distinction reached in it （大学）荣誉学位课程, 优等成绩: [attrib 作定语] an honours degree course in French literature 法国文学荣誉学位课程.
your/his/her Honour [sing] (used to or about certain judges or people of importance as a title of respect 用作对某些法官或显要人士的尊称): I plead innocent, your Honour. 我不认罪, 法官大人.
[C esp pl 尤作复数] (in card-games) any of the cards of highest value （纸牌戏中）最大点数的牌: hold five spades to (ie of which the highest is) an honour 手中有五张黑桃, 其中有一张大牌.
[U] (in golf) right of driving off first （高尔夫球 的）先打权: It's `your honour, partner. 伙伴, 该你先打.
(idm 习语) a debt of honour => debt. do sb `honour (fml 文) show respect for sb 向某人表示敬意或致敬: Fifty heads of state attended the Queen's coronation to do her honour. 五十位国家元首参加了女王的加冕典礼, 向女王表示敬意. do sb an honour; do sb the honour (of doing sth) (fml 文) give sb a privilege 给某人以特权; 使某人有特殊的荣幸: You do us a great honour by attending. 你肯光临使我们感到无比荣幸. * Will you do me the honour of dining with me? 可否赏光与我一起吃饭? do the `honours (infml 口) act as host or hostess; perform some social duty or small ceremony 尽主人之谊; 履行某种社交责任; 执行某种小礼仪: Who's going to pour the tea shall I do the honours? 谁管斟茶--我来斟好吗? have the honour (of sth) (fml 文) be granted the privilege specified 获得某种特权; 获得某种特殊的荣幸: May I have the honour of this dance? 可以赏光和我跳这个舞吗? * To whom do I have the honour of speaking? 能跟您谈话十分荣幸, 请问尊姓大名? (there is) honour among `thieves (saying 谚) criminals often have their own standards of behaviour that they live by 罪犯往往也有赖以生存的行为准则; 盗亦有道. honours are `even the contest is level 比赛打成平局: Both teams have won the same number of games so honours are even between them. 两队积分相同, 比赛结果不分胜负. (in) honour `bound (to do sth) required to do sth as a moral duty but not by law 道义上应做某事的; 理应做的（非硬性规定的）: I feel honour bound to attend because I promised I would. 我觉得不参加不大好, 因为是我答应过的事. in honour of sb/sth; in sb's/sth's honour out of respect for sb/sth 出於对某人[某事物]的敬意: a ceremony in honour of those killed in battle 为纪念阵亡将士而举行的仪式. on one's honour (to do sth) under a moral obligation (to do sth) 在道义的促使下（做某事）. on my `honour I swear it 我发誓; 我以人格担保: I promise I'll pay you back, on my honour. 我以人格担保, 一定把钱还给你. a point of honour => point1.put sb on his, etc `honour make sb promise solemnly to do sth 使某人郑重承诺做某事. one's word of honour => word.
# `honours list (Brit) list of people given titles, decorations, etc by the Sovereign （国君授予称号﹑ 勋章等的）荣誉名册.
honour2 (US honor) / ˈɔnə(r); ˋɑnɚ/ v
[Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb/sth (with sth) show great respect for sb/sth; give public praise and distinction to sb 向某人[某事物]致敬; 表扬某人; 给某人以荣誉: I feel highly honoured by your trust. 我得到您的信任, 感到十分荣幸. * (fml 文) Will you honour me with a visit? 如蒙造访则荣幸之至.
[Tn] (commerce 商) accept and pay (sth) when due 承认（某事物）并如期支付款项; 承兑: honour a cheque/bill/draft 承兑支票[票据/汇票].
如：To lose honour is more than to lose life.
2、用于do sb the honour of doing [to do] sth，用于修饰honour的定语可以是不定式，也可以是of doing sth，其意为“给某人面子做某事”“给某人做某事的荣幸”。
如：Would you do me the honour of dancing with me?等于Would you do me the honour to dance with me?
3、用于 in honour of, 相当于一个复合介词，其意为“为向……表示敬意”“为纪念……”“为祝贺……”“为欢迎……”“为招待……”等。
如：We had a party in honour of his birthday.
近义词：glory 、credit 、 title
1、glory英 ['glɔːrɪ]美 ['ɡlɔri]
[例句]The crowd sang `Land of Hope and Glory' and other patriotic songs.
2、Credit英 ['kredɪt]美 ['krɛdɪt]
n. 信用，信誉；[金融] 贷款；学分；信任；声望
[例句]Banks refused more credit.
3、title英 ['taɪt(ə)l]美 ['taɪtl]
[例句]This film, under the Modern Times rubric, has a long, attention-greedy title.