American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A citation to one who has performed well in a competition but has not been awarded a prize.
- n. idiomatic An award or recognition given to something that does not make it to a higher standing but is worth mentioning in an honorable way.
- n. an official recognition of merit
“In 2008 her play received an honorable mention in Young Playwrights Festival National Playwriting Competition.”
“Her book, Hugs, Hope, and Peanut Butter, available at www.hugsandhope.org, earned honorable mention in the World’s Funniest Humor Contest.”
“M. de Castellane, in his answer made honorable mention of me; M. de Jonville, at Genoa, did the same, and these instances of their regard and esteem became new grievances.”
“As Raleigh's friend and agent White's name deserves honorable mention in the history of 'Ould Virginia.”
“An honorable mention of your name in the Lausanne Gazette has brought us many pleasant congratulations ...”
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