honor roll ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a list of students who have earned grades above a specific average during a semester or school year.Compare .
- a list of names, usually on a plaque in a public place, of local citizens who have served or died in the armed services.
Origin of honor roll First recorded in 1905–10 Examples from the Web for honor roll Historical Examples of honor roll
The honor-roll of literature is the world’s list of great poets.
Knew that the honor-roll of our frontier division wanted one more name, and that it was big Dick Burns’s.
Frank H. Spearman
Those who would write their names high on society’s honor-roll need not be either useful or intelligent—they need only seem.
Every moment is adding names to the honor-roll of heaven of men who follow in His steps.
R. Hugh Knyvett