Definitions for homageˈhɒm ɪdʒ, ˈɒm-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hom•ageˈhɒm ɪdʒ, ˈɒm-(n.)

  1. respect; reverence:

    to pay homage to one's forebears.

  2. the formal acknowledgment by a feudal vassal of fealty to his lord. the relationship thus established between vassal and lord. something done or given in acknowledgment of vassalage.

    Category: Western History

  3. something acknowledging the worth of another:

    a festschrift presented as an homage to a great teacher.

Origin of homage:

1250–1300; ME (h)omage < OF, =(h)ome man (< L hominem, acc. of homō; see Homo ) +-age -age

Princeton's WordNet

  1. court, homage(noun)

    respectful deference

    "pay court to the emperor"

Wiktionary

  1. homage(Noun)

    In feudalism, the formal oath of a vassal to honor his or her lord's rights.

  2. homage(Noun)

    A demonstration of respect, such as towards an individual after their retirement or death

  3. homage(Noun)

    An artistic work imitating another in a flattering style. Recently, the pronunciation /ou028Au02C8mu0252u02D0u0292/ has been introduced from French for this usage; see hommage, which preserves the French spelling.

  4. homage(Verb)

    To pay reverence to by external action.

  5. Origin: From homage, from homage, hommage, from hominaticum, from homo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Homage(noun)

    a symbolical acknowledgment made by a feudal tenant to, and in the presence of, his lord, on receiving investiture of fee, or coming to it by succession, that he was his man, or vassal; profession of fealty to a sovereign

  2. Homage(noun)

    respect or reverential regard; deference; especially, respect paid by external action; obeisance

  3. Homage(noun)

    reverence directed to the Supreme Being; reverential worship; devout affection

  4. Homage(verb)

    to pay reverence to by external action

  5. Homage(verb)

    to cause to pay homage

Freebase

  1. Homage

    Homage is a show or demonstration of respect or dedication to someone or something, sometimes by simple declaration but often by some more oblique reference, artistic or poetic. It was originally a declaration of fealty in the feudal system —swearing that one was the man of the feudal lord. The concept then became used figuratively for an acknowledgement of quality or superiority. For example, a man might give homage to a lady, so honouring her beauty and other graces. In German scholarship, followers of a great scholar developed the custom of honouring their mentor by producing papers for a festschrift dedicated to him. The concept now often appears in the arts where one author shows respect to a topic by calling it an homage, such as Homage to Catalonia. Alternatively, creative artists may show respect to a veteran of the field or to an admired practitioner by alluding to their work. In rock music this can take the form of a tribute album or of a sample. As of 2010, the digital techniques used to generate many forms of media make it easy to borrow from other works and this remediation may be used in homage to them.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

homage(noun)

(a sign of) great respect shown to a person

We pay homage to this great man by laying a wreath yearly on his grave.

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