1. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction (Freq. 3)

an award for bravery

Syn: ↑award, ↑accolade, ↑honor, ↑honour
Derivationally related forms: ↑honour (for: ↑honour), ↑honorary (for: ↑honor), ↑honor (for: ↑honor), ↑award (for: ↑award)
Hypernyms: ↑symbol
2. the state of being honored (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑honor, ↑honour
Ant: ↑dishonor (for: ↑honor)
Derivationally related forms: ↑honour (for: ↑honour), ↑honorary (for: ↑honor), ↑honor (for: ↑honor)
Hypernyms: ↑standing
glory, ↑glorification, ↑fame, ↑celebrity, ↑renown, ↑esteem, ↑regard, ↑respect, ↑repute, ↑reputation

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[plural noun]
glory, credit, distinction, fame, honour, praise, prestige, recognition, renown

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plural noun HONOURS, tributes, praise, plaudits, accolades, kudos, acclaim, acclamation, credit, glory, honour, distinction, fame, renown, prestige, recognition; informal brownie points; formal laudation.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • laurels — lau rels, n. pl. An honor or honors conferred for some notable achievement. [PJC] {to rest on one s laurels} [fig.] to be content with one s past achievements and not strive to continue to excel; as, he didn t rest on his laurels after receiving… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laurels — [n] credit, praise acclaim, accolade, award, badge, bays, blue ribbon, commendation, crown, decoration, distinction, fame, feather in cap*, glory, gold, gold star*, kudos, prestige, recognition, renown, reward; concepts 69,278,337 Ant. criticism …   New thesaurus

  • laurels — n. to rest on one s laurels * * * to rest on one s laurels …   Combinatory dictionary

  • laurels — noun Honors. From the Ancient Greek practice of crowning victors with a branch from the laurel bush, sacred to Apollo. Two mountain laurels were in bloom …   Wiktionary

  • laurels — n. honor, fame, distinction lau·rel || lÉ‘rÉ™l , lÉ” / lÉ’ n. bay tree, small evergreen tree with glossy green leaves; wreath of bay leaves used as a symbol of victory or distinction v. adorn with laurels; honor publicly, praise …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laurels — plural noun enjoying all the laurels befitting such an accomplished young woman Syn: honors, tributes, praise, plaudits, accolades, kudos, acclaim, acclamation, credit, glory, honor, distinction, fame, renown, prestige, recognition …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • laurels — Synonyms and related words: Old Mug, acclaim, acclamation, accolade, accomplishments, award, awards, badge, bays, celebrity, chaplet, civic crown, crown, cup, decoration, distinction, fame, garland, glory, honors, kudos, laurel, loving cup, palm …   Moby Thesaurus

  • laurels — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pl. honor, glory, fame (see repute). II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. fame, honor, credit, kudos, renown, glory, praise, laudation, tribute, commendation, recognition …   English dictionary for students

  • laurels — a crown woven from the foliage of the bay tree and awarded as an emblem of victory or mark of honour in classical times. → laurel …   English new terms dictionary

  • laurels — /lohralz/ Pieces of gold, coined in 1619, with the king s head laureated; hence the name. See jacobus …   Black's law dictionary

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