noun hom·age \ˈä-mij, ˈhä-\

: respect or honor

: something that is done to honor someone or something

Full Definition of HOMAGE

a :  a feudal ceremony by which a man acknowledges himself the vassal of a lord
b :  the relationship between a feudal lord and his vassal
c :  an act done or payment made in meeting the obligations of vassalage
a :  expression of high regard :  respect —often used with pay
b :  something that shows respect or attests to the worth or influence of another :  tribute <his long life filled with international homages to his unique musical talent — People>

Examples of HOMAGE

  1. Her book is a homage to her favorite city.
  2. <the poem is a moving homage to all who have served in our nation's armed services>

Origin of HOMAGE

Middle English, from Anglo-French homage, omage, from home man, vassal, from Latin homin-, homo human being; akin to Old English guma human being, Latin humus earth — more at humble
First Known Use: 14th century

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