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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (integrity)
a. honor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Si te dio su palabra, la cumplirá; es un hombre de honor.If he gave you his word, he'll keep it; he's a man of honor.
b. honour (United Kingdom)
La competencia me hizo una propuesta magnífica, pero la rechacé por una cuestión de honor.The competition made me a fantastic offer, but I refused it as a matter of honour.
2. (reputation)
a. honor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Aunque lo declaren inocente en el juicio, su honor ya está en entredicho.Even if they find him not guilty at the trial, his honor is now in doubt.
b. honour (United Kingdom)
Según él, había que defender el honor de la familia.According to him, he had to defend the family honour.
c. virtue (purity)
No te atrevas a mancillar el honor de mi hermana, o te mataré.Don't dare dishonor my sister's virtue, or I'll kill you.
3. (privilege)
a. honor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Para mí es un honor recibir este premio de manos del que fue mi maestro en el mundo del teatro.It is an honor for me to receive this award from the person who was my teacher in the world of theater.
b. honour (United Kingdom)
Tengo el honor de presentarles al premio Nobel de Medicina.It is my honour to introduce the Nobel Prize winner for Medicine.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (symbol of distinction)
a. honors
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El bombero que murió después de haber rescatado a los niños del incendio en la guardería recibirá los más altos honores militares.The firefighter who died after saving the children from the daycare fire will receive full military honors.
b. honours (United Kingdom)
Es un orgullo para mí aceptar los honores que me ha extendido la Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas.I'm proud to accept the honours presented to me by the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cualidad)
a. honor
es un honor para mí presentarles a…it's an honor for me to present to you…
nos hizo el honor de invitarnoshe did us the honor of inviting us
hacer honor ato live up to
en honor dein honor of
en honor a la verdadto be (quite) honest
le recibieron con honores de jefe de Estadohe was welcomed with all the ceremony befitting a head of state
hacer los honores de la casato do the honors, to look after the guests
1 (cualidad) honour; honor; (EEUU)
en honor a la verdad to be fair
en honor de algn in sb's honour
hacer honor a to honour
hacer honor a su fama to live up to its etc reputation; hacer honor a un compromiso to honour a pledge; hacer honor a su firma to honour one's signature
tener el honor de hacer algo to have the honour of doing sth; be proud to do sth
honor profesional professional etiquette
2 honores honours; honors; (EEUU)
sepultar a algn con todos los honores militares to bury sb with full military honours; hacer los honores de la casa to do the honours of the house; hacer los debidos honores a una comida to do full justice to a meal
3 (gloria) glory
Antonio Machado, honor de esta ciudad Antonio Machado, who is this city's claim to fame
4 [de mujer] honour; honor; (EEUU) virtue
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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