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Meaning of "Birthday honours" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BIRTHDAY HONOURS

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BIRTHDAY HONOURS

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adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Birthday honours is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BIRTHDAY HONOURS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Birthday Honours

Birthday Honours are bestowed by the monarch of the Commonwealth realms a part of the celebration of the reigning monarch's official birthday in each realm. The awards are presented by the reigning monarch or head of state, currently Queen Elizabeth II, or her deputy. Known as Queen's Birthday Honours, all royal honours are published in the London Gazette, Canada Gazette, Commonwealth of Australia Gazette and New Zealand Gazette. The lists are also published in the daily newspapers of each realm. Honours have been awarded on the monarch's birthday since at least 9 November 1901, the birthday of King Edward VII. After 1908 the monarch's official birthday was moved to the first, second or third Saturday in June. Other Commonwealth realms celebrate the official birthday on different dates, and release their honours lists accordingly.

Definition of Birthday honours in the English dictionary

The definition of Birthday honours in the dictionary is honorary titles conferred on the official birthday of the sovereign.

WORDS THAT END LIKE BIRTHDAY HONOURS

after-hours
business hours
colours
combined honours
concours
contours
do the honours
honours
hours
joint honours
last honours
military honours
of yours
office hours
opening hours
ours
single honours
the small hours
Tours
yours

Synonyms and antonyms of Birthday honours in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Birthday honours» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BIRTHDAY HONOURS

Find out the translation of Birthday honours to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Birthday honours from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Birthday honours» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

生日荣誉
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

honores de cumpleaños
570 millions of speakers

English

Birthday honours
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जन्मदिन सम्मान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يكرم عيد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

День рождения почести
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

honras de aniversário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জন্মদিন সম্মান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Honneurs d´anniversaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kepujian hari jadi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Geburtstag ehrt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

誕生日の栄誉
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

생일 영예
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ulang tahun
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

danh dự sinh nhật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிறந்தநாள் மரியாதை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वाढदिवसांचा सन्मान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Doğum günü onurları
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

onori di compleanno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Sukcesy urodziny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

день народження почесті
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

onoruri zile de naștere
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

τιμά τα γενέθλια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verjaardag honneurs
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

födelsedag ära
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bursdag utmerkelser
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Birthday honours

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BIRTHDAY HONOURS»

The term «Birthday honours» is regularly used and occupies the 55.960 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BIRTHDAY HONOURS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Birthday honours

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BIRTHDAY HONOURS»

Discover the use of Birthday honours in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Birthday honours and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Women in Uniform
D.B.E. Air Chief Commandant Katherine Trefusis Forbes. (New Year Honours, 1944.) C.B.E. Group Officer Selena Frances Wynne-Eaton. (Birthday Honours, 1943.) O.B.E. Wing Officer Lilian Marguerite Crowther. (New Year Honours, 1943. ) ...
D. Collett Wadge, 1946
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From Refugee to OBE
When the Queen's Birthday Honours List or the Queen's New Year Honours List is published, most people believe that the people listed therein did not know they would receive the award. Although the award winners express surprise, they ...
Charles G. Strasser, 2012
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The Order of Canada: Its Origins, History, and Development
One such list was called the New Year's Honours List, the other the King's or Queen's Birthday Honours List. For occasions such as the Sovereign's coronation or anniversary of ascension to the throne, a special list would be drawn up.90 This ...
Christopher McCreery, 2005
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Deissmann the Philologist
... co-signed with GAD the protest letter (2.11.1934) against Reinhold Seeberg's Gutachten; compare n. 38 below, see also ch. 1.4. Christen and of the NSDAP – could replace him at 9.2. Retirement, and 70th birthday honours 351 Retirement  ...
Albrecht Gerber, 2010
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Jeremy Clarkson Borrowed My Blog - Volume 1
It has been revealed today that one of Britain's favourite and best-loved dysfunctional rock stars, John “Ozzy”Osborne, is to receive a KBE in this year's Birthday Honours list for his services to incredulity. On hearing the news, Ozzy was said to ...
Edward Moss
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The F.A.N.Y in Peace & War: The Story of the First Aid ...
... (WTS/FANY)23 Mention in Despatches 36 (WTs/FANY ex WAAF)2 BEM 10 King's Medal 1 Commendation for Good Service 2 Post-1945 OBE M.L. MacLellan Birthday Honours 1957 S.Y. Parkinson Birthday Honours 1977 A. Whitehead New ...
Hugh Popham, 2002
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Seasons of a Scholar: Some Personal Reflections of an ...
If you agree that your name should go forward and The Queen accepts the Prime Minister's advice, the announcement will be made in the Birthday Honours List ( on June 14th, 2008). I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant, Denis Brennan For those ...
John H. Dunning, 2009
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The Chambers Dictionary
... a duel: birthday honours honours granted to mark the monarch's birthday; Companions of Honour an order instituted in 1917 for those who have rendered conspicuous service of national importance; Court of Honour a court regulating affairs ...
Allied Chambers, 1998
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Corruption and Misuse of Public Office
Political honours continued to be bought and sold during the Premiership of Lloyd George, and public outrage following the Birthday Honours List in the summer of 1922214 led to the appointment ofa Royal Commission under the ...
Colin Nicholls QC, Timothy Daniel, Alan Bacarese, 2011
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Durham Pals: 18th, 19th, and 22nd (Service) Battalions of ...
In this operation he showed great daring and ability and secured an important identification. Captain Frederick Cecil Prickett 18th Bn LG 3/ 6/ 18 King's Birthday Honours no citation. Lieutenant Harry Ewbank Raine 18th Bn, LG 3/ 6/ 18 King's  ...
John Sheen, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BIRTHDAY HONOURS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Birthday honours is used in the context of the following news items.
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PPL's Keith Harris and Universal's Max Hole awarded in Queen's …
Universal Music Group's Max Hole, (pictured) was recognised in the Queen's 2015 Birthday Honours List over the weekend for services to the ... «Music Week, Jun 15»
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Queen's Birthday Honours: Gareth Edwards and Karl Jenkins made …
Two Welshmen have received knighthoods in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Rugby legend Gareth Edwards, from Bridgend, was awarded the ... «BBC News, Jun 15»
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Queen's birthday honours list 2015: Knights
Professor Harshad Kumar Dharamshi Bhadeshia F. R.S., Tata Steel Professor of Metallurgy, University of Cambridge. For services to Science ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Queen's birthday honours list: knights outnumber dames five to one
Five knights and a dame: top row economist Dr Nemat Shafik, former Liberal Democrat MP Simon Hughes, actor Lenny Henry. Bottom row ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Queen's birthday honours list 2015: Diplomatic
Queen's birthday honours list 2015: Diplomatic. The full list of recipients of Diplomatic Service and overseas honours. Press Association. «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Queen's birthday honours list 2015: MBE
Mrs Sally Aitchison. Managing director, Cash for Kids. For services to Radio and charitable fundraising. (Stockton, Durham). Miss Rimla Akhtar. «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Community heroes rewarded in Queen's birthday honours
Alan Barnes with Katie Cutler, who received a BEM in this year's Queen's birthday honours list. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA. «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Queen's birthday honours list 2015: Commonwealth
The Honourable Hartman Godfrey Longley. Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. For services to the Commonwealth of the ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Gareth Edwards appointed a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday
Gareth Edwards, rated by many as the greatest rugby player of all time, has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The former Lions ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
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Queen's Birthday Honours: 18 inspirational Bristol people on the list
CHARITY organisers, educators, Scout leaders and a union shop steward are among people from the Bristol area on the Queen's Birthday ... «Bristol Post, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Birthday honours [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/birthday-honours>. Jul 2019 ».
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