Definition of honoree in English:


Pronunciation /ˌänəˈrē/ /ˌɑnəˈri/


North American
  • A person who receives an honor.

    ‘Attwell's sister Emily Crosswell gave the tribute to the honoree, who received the Ben Taub Humanitarian Award.’
    • ‘Every year, five honorees receive $50,000 each.’
    • ‘Nancy Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., was one of 16 honorees receiving the Presidential National Medal of Science.’
    • ‘Both were chosen as Lifetime Achievement Award honorees.’
    • ‘Leading the list of honorees was Jack Blanton Sr., who received the Lifetime Hero Award.’
    • ‘During the award ceremony held by the organization yesterday, the honorees shared their bitter-sweet stories of how they manage to excel in school while taking care of their families and themselves.’
    • ‘Beijing Times noted that she was the first honoree born in China to receive this American honor.’
    • ‘A coterie of well-heeled community leaders stepped out in high style Wednesday night for the announcement of the Houston Chronicle Best Dressed honorees in the couture salon at Neiman Marcus.’
    • ‘This year, the honorees were: Warren Beatty, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, Sir Elton John, Dame Joan Sutherland, and John Williams.’
    • ‘A Hollywood star, a soul singer, a hip-hop legend and a legendary, president were among an elite group of honorees at the 2004 Trumpet Awards in Atlanta.’
    • ‘It said, ‘We would like to have you be one of our honorees this year at Kennedy Center.’’
    • ‘Dressing in black-tie for the evening was Mayor Bill White, who with his wife Andrea White, hosted the Mayor's Reception for honorees and guests.’
    • ‘It was an amazing afternoon, in large part because of the achievements of the other honorees - a very high-powered group.’
    • ‘The honorees were people who used small loans to set up businesses in Afghanistan, Africa, India, and other countries.’
    • ‘The act got a big laugh at the annual event, and the bawdy tone spread throughout the evening as honorees and presenters told naughty jokes.’
    • ‘It was a great night all around for chairs Randall B. Hale and Scott Galloway and honorees Mary Ann and Bruce Belin.’
    • ‘We welcome the honorees, we welcome their family members and we welcome their friends.’
    • ‘The pièce de résistance, Brad adds, came when Elton rose to toast the honoree.’
    • ‘Before presenting the honorees with their plaques, editor Bonnie Fuller noted that years ago, when the winners had met John F. Kennedy, his advice to them was: ‘Marry a politician.’’
    • ‘In other words, only 20% of the honorees during the past eight years have been pitchers, despite the fact that pitching is widely considered to be about 35% of the game.’