What does the word honour mean to you?


For me, honour would come under the category of 'great respect'. When you honour a person, you perceive them to be worthy enough to gain your respect and you think highly of them. So each individual will perceive differently and respect different kinds of people.

Some people honour their parents, for giving them a good upbringing and because religion asks you to honour your parents. Some will show this honour they have, by being obedient, whilst in some traditions, when they meet their father, they kiss their fathers hands.

Others honour the Queen for ruling Britain, and for living upto the values of a monarch. Yet the Queen, herself, grants 'honours' to 'deserving and high-achieving people from every section of the community, from school crossing officials and charity workers to leaders of industry'. So infact, the UK honours system rewards people for merit, service or bravery.