The Correct spelling is: honour
Common misspellings of the word honour are:
How do you spell honour?. It is not hounour
tr.v., -ored, -orÂ·ing, -ors.
- High respect, as that shown for special merit; esteem: the honor shown to a Nobel laureate.
- Good name; reputation.
- A source or cause of credit: was an honor to the profession.
- Glory or recognition; distinction.
- A mark, token, or gesture of respect or distinction: the place of honor at the table.
- A military decoration.
- A title conferred for achievement.
- High rank.
- The dignity accorded to position: awed by the honor of his office.
- Great privilege: I have the honor to present the governor.
- Honor Used with His, Her, or Your as a title and form of address for certain officials, such as judges and mayors: Her Honor the Mayor.
- Principled uprightness of character; personal integrity.
- A code of integrity, dignity, and pride, chiefly among men, that was maintained in some societies, as in feudal Europe, by force of arms.
- A woman's chastity or reputation for chastity.
- honors Social courtesies offered to guests: did the honors at tea.
- Special recognition for unusual academic achievement: graduated from college with honors.
- A program of advanced study for exceptional students: planned to take honors in history.
- Sports. The right of being first at the tee in golf.
- Any of the four or five highest cards, especially the ace, king, queen, jack, and ten of the trump suit, in card games such as bridge or whist.
- The points allotted to these cards. Often used in the plural.
- To hold in respect; esteem.
- To show respect for.
- To bow to (another dancer) in square dancing: Honor your partner.
- To confer distinction on: He has honored us with his presence.
- To accept or pay as valid: honor a check; a store that honors all credit cards.
- Under an obligation enforced by the personal integrity of the one obliged: I was honor bound to admit that she had done the work.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin.]honorer hon'orÂ·er n.
SYNONYMS honor, homage, reverence, veneration, deference. These nouns denote admiration, respect, or esteem accorded to another as a right or as due. Honor is the most general term: The hero tried to be worthy of the honor in which he was held. Homage is often in the form of a ceremonial tribute that conveys allegiance: â€œThere is no country in which so absolute a homage is paid to wealthâ€ (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Reverence is a feeling of deep respect and devotion: â€œKill reverence and you've killed the hero in manâ€ (Ayn Rand). Veneration is both the feeling and the reverential expression of respect, love, and awe: Her veneration for her mentor never wavered. Deference is courteous, respectful regard for another that often implies yielding to him or her: The funeral was arranged with deference to the family of the deceased.