from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Held or given as a mark of honor, especially conferred as an honor without the usual adjuncts: an honorary degree.
- adj. Holding an office or title given as an honor, without payment: an honorary colonel.
- adj. Voluntary: the council's honorary secretary.
- adj. Relying on honor and not legally enforceable, as a duty or obligation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Given as an honor/honour, with no duties attached, and without payment.
- adj. Voluntary.
- adj. Describes the holder of a position or title that is assigned to him as a special honor rather than by normal channels.
- n. An honorarium; a fee for services of no fixed value.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Done as a sign or evidence of honor.
- adj. Conferring honor, or intended merely to confer honor without emolument.
- adj. Holding a title or place without rendering service or receiving reward.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Done or made in token of honor; honoring.
- Conferring honor, or intended merely to confer honor, without customary requirements or obligations: as, an honorary degree or title.
- Holding a title or place conferred as an honor.
- Synonyms and Honorary, Honorable. Honorary refers to that which exists or is done for the sake of conferring honor: as, an honorary degree, honorary membership; honorable, to that which is worthy of honor, confers honor, or is consistent with the sentiment of honor: as, an honorable man (in two senses); an honorable alliance; an honorable motive.
- n. Same as honorarium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. given as an honor without the normal duties
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To share his story, we have got a spokesman for the National Kidney Foundation, whose fund - raising efforts for earthquake victims in Guatemala earned him the title honorary mayor of Los Angeles, George Lopez.
But the daughter, although older, was never in the running for the title honorary though it may now be.
Those Cuban cats became what I call honorary niggas.
A renowned management guru who founded electronics maker Kyocera Corp. and telecom company KDDI Corp., he will take the title of honorary chairman for his final year at JAL, with Mr. Onishi becoming chairman.
And I'm not entirely sure that the word honorary was the right place holder in paragraph two – so it doesn't necessarily have to be to Bobby or Castiel.
When they sometimes give a degree like that in the university, isn't it called honorary?
-- What does the word honorary mean but a sinecure?
A department may provide for the purchase and award of appropriate certificates, medals, or other emblems, in honorary recognition of service which is determined by the head of the department to be exceptional or meritorious.
Gingrich has no legal role in the operations, although he carries the title of honorary chairman and lends his name to fundraising.
In 1976, at the age of 32, he became the museum's youngest trustee; he has served as chairman and now, along with David Rockefeller, has the title of honorary chairman.