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“Honor” or “Honour”

Language

Honor and honour are both English terms.

Usage

Honor is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while honour is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
honor 98 67 85 98 72 51 100 65 64 68 75 74
honour 2 33 15 2 28 49 0 35 36 32 25 26

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "honor" over "honour" (98 to 2).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a preference for "honor" over "honour" (67 to 33).
  • In India, there is a preference for "honor" over "honour" (85 to 15).
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "honor" over "honour" (98 to 2).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "honor" over "honour" (72 to 28).
  • In Australia, there is a preference for "honor" over "honour" (51 to 49).
  • In Liberia, there is a preference for "honor" over "honour" (100 to 0).
  • In Ireland, there is a preference for "honor" over "honour" (65 to 35).
  • In New Zealand, there is a preference for "honor" over "honour" (64 to 36).
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "honor" over "honour" (68 to 32).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "honor" over "honour" (75 to 25).
  • In Guyana, there is a preference for "honor" over "honour" (74 to 26).
Examples

Below, we provide some examples of when to use honor or honour with sample sentences.

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Examples in Context

Examples of “honor”

  • It’s just really an honor to be fastest this practice.”
  • Florida, the duo accepted this honor.
  • Auditorium named Sullivan Square, in honor of the school's founding dean
  • day on August 4 to honor their patron saint, Saint Dominic.
  • he received the organization's highest honor, being named a Bell Laboratories
  • Category:División de Honor de Hockey Hierba players
  • Morton Interfaith Award, named in honor of The Interfaith Center of
  • the Roque Ruaño Building, in honor of great civil engineer alumnus,
  • including domestic cup Copa de Honor and international competitions Tie Cup
  • in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR posthumously to

Examples of “honour”

  • military officers also held the honour.
  • even though Western states often honour the principle in the breach."
  • the name "Burj 2020" in honour of the World Expo 2020.
  • contribution to the Volume in honour of Prof. Dionysios Spinellis, Athens,
  • the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards in Tokyo.
  • Kniksen's honour award: Ronny Johnsen
  • later added Kastrioti to, in honour of the nobel Kastrioti family
  • of Asturias, was named in honour of Queen Mercedes.
  • Battalion was awarded the battle honour "THE GREAT WAR 1914-17".
  • Αρρεναγωγείον (Christodoulidion boys school), in honour of the founders and benefactors


(Examples are Wikipedia snippets under the CC ShareAlike 3.0 license.)


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