- noun the practice of acting according to what you think is right
- verb to give someone an award to show that you respect them
- verb to pay something because it is owed and is correct
Origin & History of “honour”
English acquired honour via Old French honour from honōr-, the stem form of Latin honōs (later honor). It is not known where the Latin word came from. Derivatives to reach English include honest, honesty, honorary (17th c.), and honorarium (17th c.) (which in Latin denoted virtually a bribe paid in order to get appointed to an honorary post).