honour noun definition in Exams and degrees topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Exams and degrees topic
1 honours, honors [plural] (abbreviation Hons) (often used as an adjective) a university course that is of a higher level than a basic course (in the US also used to describe a class in school which is at a higher level than other classes) an honours degree/course a First Class Honours degree (North American English) I took an honors class in English. 2 honours, honors [plural] if you pass an exam or graduate from a university or school with honours, you receive a special mark/grade for having achieved a very high standard