honor

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled “honour.”
honor(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (reputation)
a. el honor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
He believed that the accusations made against him on social media damaged his honor.Creía que las acusaciones vertidas en las redes sociales contra él dañaron su honor.
2. (privilege)
a. el honor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
It's a great honor for me to present my new collection.Es un gran honor para mí presentar mi nueva colección.
b. la honra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I have the great honor of being here with you today.Tengo la gran honra de estar aquí hoy con ustedes.
3. (distinction)
a. la condecoración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The lieutenant was awarded the highest honor a soldier can receive.Al teniente se le confirió la condecoración más alta que puede recibir un soldado.
b. la distinción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
This scholarship is an honor that is awarded to the best student.Esta beca es una distinción conferida al mejor estudiante.
4.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(chastity)
a. la honra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The knight killed the man who questioned his daughter's honor.El caballero mató al hombre que cuestionó la honra de su hija.
5.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(form of address)
a. la señoría
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Your Honor, I would like to present some new evidence.Su Señoría, me gustaría presentar una nueva evidencia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to show respect to)
a. honrar
In Mexico they honor the dead with a special festival.En México honran a los muertos con una fiesta especial.
7. (to fulfill)
a. cumplir
I have to honor my word.Tengo que cumplir mi palabra.
8. (to pay)
a. pagar
The bank demanded that I honor the debt within one month.El banco me exigió que pagara la deuda en el plazo de un mes.
honors
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (special mention)
a. la matrícula de honor
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Even though she graduated with honors, it was hard for her to find a job.Aunque se graduó con matrícula de honor, le resultó difícil encontrar trabajo.
b. honores
Shelby graduated with honors from Harvard.Shelby se graduó con honores de Harvard.
10. (course of study)
a. el curso avanzado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Beth started doing honors math this year.Beth empezó el curso avanzado de matemáticas este año.
11. (formal recognition)
a. honores
The fallen pilot will be buried with full military honors.El piloto fallecido será enterrado con todos los honres militares.
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honor, honor
[ˈɒnə(r)]
noun
1. honor (m) (respect) (Estados Unidos); honra (f) (pride)
  • in honor, honor of en honor de
  • this is a great honor, honor es un gran honor
  • to have the honor, honor of doing something tener el honor de hacer algo
  • to what do I owe this honor, honor? (humorístico) ¿a qué debo semejante honor or privilegio?
  • Your honor, honor Señoría (judge)
2. honor (m) honra (f) (good name)
  • to feel honor, honor bound to do something sentirse moralmente obligado(a) a hacer algo
  • on my (word of) honor, honor! ¡palabra de honor!
  • (there is) honor, honor among thieves (Prov) hasta los ladrones tienen sus reglas
3. (award, distinction)
  • honors list relación (f) de condecorados (británico)
  • honors degree licenciatura (f)
  • he was buried with full military honors fue enterrado con todos los honores militares
  • to do the honors (humorístico) hacer los honores (serve food or drink)
  • honor, honor roll lista (f) de honor académica (Estados Unidos)
transitive verb
4. honrar (person)
  • I felt honored that they had invited me me honró mucho su invitación
5. cumplir (fulfill) (commitment, obligation); pagar (debt, check)
HONOURS LIST Dos veces al año el monarca británico confiere honores a ciudadanos que se hayan distinguido por realizar alguna proeza o servir a la sociedad. La honours list se hace pública en el día de Año Nuevo (“New Year's Honours”) y en el día del cumpleaños de la reina (“the Birthday Honours”). Las distinciones van desde ser nombrado miembro vitalicio de la Cámara de los Lores a títulos de menor importancia. Muchas de las condecoraciones que se confieren son rangos dentro de las órdenes de caballería, como, por ejemplo, la de la Orden del Imperio Británico. El primer ministro británico debe dar su consentimiento a la relación definitiva de los candidatos a las distinciones.
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
honor [ˈɒnəʳ]
noun
(US)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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