1. acceptable for a long time

time-honored customs

Syn: ↑time-honoured
Similar to: ↑reputable
2. honored because of age or long usage

time-honored institutions

Syn: ↑time-honoured
Similar to: ↑honorable, ↑honourable

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  • Time-honored — Time hon ored (t[imac]m [o^]n [ e]rd), a. Honored for a long time; venerable, and worthy of honor, by reason of antiquity, or long continuance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • time-honored — [tīm′än΄ərd] adj. honored or observed because in existence or usage for a long time …   English World dictionary

  • time-honored — (adj.) also time honoured, 1590s; from TIME (Cf. time) (n.) + past tense of HONOR (Cf. honor) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • time-honored — time hon|ored [ taım ,anərd ] adjective done in the same way for a very long time: a time honored custom/method/procedure …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • time-honored — time′ hon ored adj. revered or respected because of long observance or continuance: a time honored custom[/ex] Also, esp. brit. time′ hon oured. Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • time-honored — index conventional, familiar (customary), illustrious, inveterate, prescriptive, traditional Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • time-honored — [adj] traditional accustomed, ancestral, classic, classical, conventional, customary, fixed, folk, historic, long established, old, popular, regular, rooted, standard, taken for granted, universal, usual, vintage, widespread; concepts 530,533,547 …   New thesaurus

  • time-honored — adjective Date: circa 1596 honored because of age or long usage < time honored traditions > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • time-honored — /tuym on euhrd/, adj. revered or respected because of antiquity and long continuance: a time honored custom. Also, esp. Brit., time honoured. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • time-honored — respected throughout the generations, continues to be honored now as it has for a long time …   English contemporary dictionary