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I'd always enjoyed acting at high school, and I was all lined up to do an honours degree course in biology at a Canadian university, and at the eleventh hour the drama teacher I had said, 'You know, you'll get a lot more girls if you go into acting,' and that kinda sold it.
Matt Frewer

Meaning of "honours" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HONOURS

honours  [ˈɒnəz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HONOURS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
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 HONOURS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Honor (disambiguation)

Honour is the quality of being honorable. Honor or honour may also refer to: ▪ His Honour, a pre-nominal honorific ▪ Honour ▪ Honour, a 1995 play by Joanna Murray-Smith ▪ Honor, a Polish band ▪ Honor, Michigan, a village in the United States ▪ Honor, a high-valued card in contract bridge ▪ Honors, in bridge scoring, a bonus for the holding of high-valued cards...

Definition of honours in the English dictionary

The first definition of honours in the dictionary is observances of respect. Other definition of honours is a rank of the highest academic standard. Honours is also a high mark awarded for an examination; distinction.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HONOURS


bananas
bəˈnɑːnəz
confectioner´s
kənˈfɛkʃənəz
Connors
ˈkɒnəz
dry-cleaner´s
ˌdraɪˈkliːnəz
frighteners
ˈfraɪtnəz
Guianas
ɡɪˈɑːnəz
honeymooners
ˈhʌnɪˌmuːnəz
honors
ˈɒnəz
lacunae
ləˈkjuːnəz
manners
ˈmænəz
mismanners
ˌmɪsˈmænəz
partners
ˈpɑːtnəz
pufftaloonas
ˌpʌftəˈluːnəz
stationer´s
ˈsteɪʃənəz
trainers
ˈtreɪnəz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HONOURS

honour
honour bright
honour guard
honour killing
Honour Moderations
honour school
honour-bound
honourability
honourable
honourable discharge
honourable mention
honourableness
honourably
honoured
honourer
honourless
honours course
honours degree
honours list
honours of war

WORDS THAT END LIKE HONOURS

after-hours
Birthday honours
business hours
colours
combined honours
concours
contours
do the 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 honours in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HONOURS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «honours» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of honours

Translation of «honours» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HONOURS

Find out the translation of honours to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of 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 «honours» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

荣誉
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

honores
570 millions of speakers

English

honours
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सम्मान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مرتبة الشرف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

почести
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

honras
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

honourless
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

honneurs
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tanpa penghormatan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ehrungen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

優等
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

명예
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ora gelem
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

danh dự
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

honourless
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अहंकारी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

honourless
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

onori
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Sukcesy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

почесті
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

onoruri
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τιμητικές διακρίσεις
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

honneurs
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ära
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utmerkelser
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of honours

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HONOURS»

The term «honours» is very widely used and occupies the 11.134 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HONOURS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «honours» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «honours» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «HONOURS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word honours.
1
Sholom Aleichem
There are people who have never been taught anything, and know everything, have never been anywhere, and understand everything, have never given a moment's thought to anything, and comprehend everything. 'Blessed hands' is the name bestowed on these fortunate beings. The world envies, honours and respects them.
2
David Brainerd
Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness, riches, honours, and sensual gratifications, are infinitely worse than none.
3
Jim Broadbent
I'm not that comfortable with actors receiving honours, partly because I think they ought to go to those who really help others.
4
George W. Bush
To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.
5
Jane Welsh Carlyle
The glittering baits of titles and honours are only for children and fools.
6
Helen Clark
I deeply detest social distinction and snobbery, and in that lies my strong aversion to titular honours.
7
Isaac D'Israeli
Literature is an avenue to glory, ever open for those ingenious men who are deprived of honours or of wealth.
8
Elizabeth I
I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman.
9
Matt Frewer
I'd always enjoyed acting at high school, and I was all lined up to do an honours degree course in biology at a Canadian university, and at the eleventh hour the drama teacher I had said, 'You know, you'll get a lot more girls if you go into acting,' and that kinda sold it.
10
Alexander Grothendieck
Fertility is measured by offspring, not by honours.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HONOURS»

Discover the use of honours in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to honours and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Canadian Honours System
This full-colour illustrated book recounts the history of Canada's various national orders, decorations, and medals.
Christopher McCreery, 2005
2
On Her Majesty's Service: Royal Honours and Recognition in ...
On Her Majesty's Service examines the history and development of these marks of honour from the Crown in detail and also provides complete lists of Canadian recipients and a section on heraldry.
Christopher McCreery, 2008
3
Girls Don't Do Honours: The Irish Women in Education in the ...
An examination of Irish women's educational experiences, revealing the biased attitudes rooted in Irish education at all levels.
Mary Cullen, 1987
4
The Orders of Knighthood and the Formation of the British ...
A detailed analysis of the political, social and cultural aspects of the British orders of knighthood in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Antti Matikkala, 2008
5
Cash for Honours: The True Life of Maundy Gregory
For the first time, this book reveals the true story of Maundy Gregory, the man responsible for "An Insult to the Crown." It reveals for the first time the names of the individuals who purchased titles and influence from Lloyd George.
Andrew Cook, 2008
6
British Qualifications: Professional, Vocational and ...
Management Joint BA (Honours) Degree Programme ♢ Business Law Joint BA Honours Degree Programme ♢ Marketing BA (Honours) ♢ Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations BA (Honours) ♢ Marketing Joint BA (Honours) Degree ...
Kogan Page, 2006
7
Propriety and Honours: Interim Findings; Fourth Report of ...
In 2004 the Public Administration Select Committee conducted a major inquiry into the honours system.1 Earlier this year we decided to undertake a further evidence session following up this report with a particular focus on the propriety ...
‎2006
8
Battle Honours of the British and Commonwealth Armies
"Battle Honours" svarer til "Fanebånd" i den danske hær.
Anthony Baker, 1986
9
Battles & Honours of Royal Navy
>1- 1- >5 The document which helps set out the criteria and lists the awards of battle honours is Admiralty Fleet Order (AFO) 2565/54 Issue 98/54 dated 1 October, 1954, and it is entitled Battle Honours for HM Ships and FAA Squadrons .
David Thomas, 1998
10
Honours and titles
The Aspects of Britain series is an up-to-date, unbiased guide to life in Great Britain today.
‎1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HONOURS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term honours is used in the context of the following news items.
1
David Cameron set to appoint up to 35 peers in dissolution honours
At least 35 new Conservatives are set to be ennobled as part of the dissolution honours, amid fears the Prime Minister does not have the ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
White House honours Indian American woman as 'Champion of …
Sunita Viswanath was honoured as one of the 12 'Champions of Change' for her effort in protecting the environment. (Courtesy whitehouse.gov) ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
3
Children battle it out for honours at Northampton Dance Festival …
Children battle it out for honours at Northampton Dance Festival. editorial image. 10:21 Thursday 16 July 2015. 0. Have your say ... «Northampton Chronicle & Echo, Jul 15»
4
Forks' warming hut garners international honours - Manitoba - CBC …
A hut featured in the Forks annual warming hut competition has won international honours for its architectural design. The "hybrid hut" won the ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
5
Sandbox 137 - Latin Honours | Music Ally
Sandbox 137 – Latin Honours. July 15th, 2015 by anthonym. Lead: Latin America has been seeing staggering growth in record music income recently and the ... «Music Ally, Jul 15»
6
'Sports Illustrated' honours USA Women's World Cup stars with …
'Sports Illustrated' honours USA Women's World Cup stars with individual covers. The United States poses for pictures with the World Cup ... «Sports Mole, Jul 15»
7
The Eagles, George Lucas, Carole King to get Kennedy Center …
The annual honours, announced on Wednesday, celebrate lifetime contributions to U.S. culture through the performing arts. Other honorees ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
8
University award honours memory of Dalton zoo keeper
AN award created in memory of a gifted Dalton zoo keeper who was killed by a tiger has been presented to a talented student by her family. «NW Evening Mail, Jul 15»
9
Hundreds of families pass with honours at Sunderland's Stadium of …
Hundreds of North East families have been at the home of the Black Cats as they celebrated passing an education programme. The Sir Bob ... «Sunderland Echo, Jul 15»
10
Elleval seeks Meld honours - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
David Marnane hopes the Meld Stakes does not come too soon for stable star Elleval at Leopardstown on Thursday evening. «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»

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