Honor vs. Loyalty

Honor vs. Loyalty — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Honor and Loyalty

Honornoun

High respect, as that shown for special merit; recognition or esteem

the honor shown to a Nobel laureate.the place of honor at the table.

Loyaltynoun

The state or quality of being loyal.

Honornoun

Great privilege

I have the honor of presenting the governor.

Loyaltynoun

often loyalties A feeling or attitude of devoted attachment and affection

My loyalties lie with my family.

Honornoun

Good name; reputation

I must defend my honor.

Loyaltynoun

The state of being loyal; fidelity.

Honornoun

A source or cause of credit

was an honor to the profession.

Loyaltynoun

Faithfulness or devotion to some person, cause or nation.

Honornoun

A mark, token, or gesture of respect or distinction, such as a military decoration.

Loyaltynoun

the quality of being loyal

Honornoun

Public acts or ceremonies showing respect

was buried with full honors.

Loyaltynoun

feelings of allegiance

Honornoun

Special recognition for unusual academic achievement

graduated with honors.

Loyaltynoun

the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action;

his long commitment to public servicethey felt no loyalty to a losing team

Honornoun

A program of advanced study for exceptional students

planned to take honors in history.

Honornoun

Social courtesies offered to guests

did the honors at tea.

Honornoun

High rank

assumed the honor of kingship.

Honornoun

Honor Used with His, Her, or Your as a title and form of address for certain officials, such as judges and the mayors of certain cities

Her Honor, Judge Jones.

Honornoun

A sense of principled uprightness of character; personal integrity

conducted herself with honor.saw the challenge as a matter of honor.

Honornoun

A code of integrity, dignity, and pride, chiefly among men, that was maintained in some societies, as in feudal Europe, by force of arms.

Honornoun

A woman's chastity or reputation for chastity.

Honornoun

(Sports) The right of being first at the tee in golf.

Honornoun

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.

Honornoun

often honors The points allotted to these cards.

Honorverb

To hold in respect; esteem

a researcher who is highly honored for her work.

Honorverb

To show respect for

honored the volunteers with a party.

Honorverb

To confer distinction on

He has honored us with his presence.

Honorverb

To bow to (another dancer) in square dancing

Honor your partner.

Honorverb

To accept or pay as valid

honor a check.a store that honors all credit cards.

Honornoun

(uncountable) recognition of importance or value; respect; veneration of someone, usually for being morally upright and/or competent

The crowds gave the returning general much honor and praise.

Honornoun

(uncountable) the state of being morally upright, honest, noble, virtuous, and magnanimous; excellence of character; the perception of such a state; favourable reputation; dignity

He was a most perfect knight, for he had great honor and chivalry.His honor was unstained.

Honornoun

(countable) a token of praise or respect; something that represents praiseworthiness or respect, such as a prize or award given by the state to a citizen

Honors are normally awarded twice a year: on The Queen's Birthday in June and at the New Year.He wore an honor on his breast.military honors; civil honorsAudie Murphy received many honors, such as the Distinguished Service Cross.

Honornoun

a privilege

I had the honour of dining with the ambassador.

Honornoun

(in the plural) the privilege of going first

I'll let you have the honours, Bob—go ahead.

Honornoun

(golf) the right to play one's ball before one's opponent.

Honornoun

a cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament.

He is an honour to his nation.

Honornoun

(feudal law) a seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended

Honornoun

the center point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon honour point}}

Honornoun

In bridge, an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit. In some other games, an ace, king, queen or jack.

Honornoun

(in the plural) (courses for) an honours degree: a university qualification of the highest rank

At university I took honours in modern history.

Honorverb

(transitive) to think of highly, to respect highly; to show respect for; to recognise the importance or spiritual value of

The freedom fighters will be forever remembered and honored by the people.

Honorverb

(transitive) to conform to, abide by, act in accordance with (an agreement, treaty, promise, request, or the like)

I trusted you, but you have not honored your promise.refuse to honor the test ban treaty

Honorverb

(transitive) to confer (bestow) an honour or privilege upon (someone)

Ten members of the profession were honored at the ceremony.The prince honored me with an invitation to his birthday banquet.

Honorverb

(transitive) to make payment in respect of (a cheque, banker's draft, etc.)

I'm sorry Sir, but the bank did not honour your cheque.

Honornoun

a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction;

an award for bravery

Honornoun

the state of being honored

Honornoun

the quality of being honorable and having a good name;

a man of honor

Honornoun

a woman's virtue or chastity

Honorverb

bestow honor or rewards upon;

Today we honor our soldiersThe scout was rewarded for courageus action

Honorverb

show respect towards;

honor your parents!

Honorverb

accept as pay;

we honor checks and drafts