Definition of Medal of Honour in English:

Medal of Honour

(US Medal of Honor)


  • Also more fully "Congressional Medal of Honour". The highest decoration in the U.S. armed forces, consisting of a five-pointed star on a blue ribbon, awarded for courage in action.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Congressional Globe. From medal + of + honour.


Medal of Honour

/ˈmɛdl əv ˈɒnə/