Simple Definition of homage
: respect or honor
: something that is done to honor someone or something
Full Definition of homage
1 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
2 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
Her book is a homage to her favorite city.
<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
Synonym Discussion of homage
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