Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (a.) Worthy of honor; fit to be esteemed or regarded; estimable; illustrious.
2. (a.) High-minded; actuated by principles of honor, or a scrupulous regard to probity, rectitude, or reputation.
3. (a.) Proceeding from an upright and laudable cause, or directed to a just and proper end; not base; irreproachable; fair; as, an honorable motive.
4. (a.) Conferring honor, or produced by noble deeds.
5. (a.) Worthy of respect; regarded with esteem; to be commended; consistent with honor or rectitude.
6. (a.) Performed or accompanied with marks of honor, or with testimonies of esteem; an honorable burial.
7. (a.) of reputable association or use; respectable.
8. (n.) An epithet of respect or distinction; as, the honorable Senate; the honorable gentleman.