honor bound

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of honor bound

:bound by one's sense of honor or what is morally right
  • I felt honor bound to defend them.

Word by Word Definitions

honor play
  1. : good name or public esteem : reputation

  2. : a showing of usually merited respect : recognition

  3. : privilege

  1. : to regard or treat (someone) with admiration and respect : to regard or treat with honor

  2. : to give special recognition to : to confer honor on

  3. : to live up to or fulfill the terms of

bound play
  1. : ready

  2. : intending to go : going

  1. : a limiting line : boundary

  2. : something that limits or restrains

  3. : borderland

  1. : past tense and past participle of bind

  1. : to set limits to : confine

  2. : to form a separating line or the boundary of : enclose

  3. : to name the boundaries of

  1. : placed under legal or moral restraint or obligation : obliged

  2. : fastened by or as if by a band : confined

  3. : very likely : sure

  1. : leap, jump

  2. : the action of rebounding : bounce

  1. : to move by leaping

  2. : rebound, bounce


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