What does homage mean?

Definitions for homage
ˈhɒm ɪdʒ, ˈɒm-homage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. court, homagenoun

    respectful deference

    "pay court to the emperor"

Wiktionary

  1. homagenoun

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

    Etymology: From homage, from homage, hommage, from hominaticum, from homo.

  2. homagenoun

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

    Etymology: From homage, from homage, hommage, from hominaticum, from homo.

  3. homagenoun

    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.

    Etymology: From homage, from homage, hommage, from hominaticum, from homo.

  4. homageverb

    To pay reverence to by external action.

    Etymology: From homage, from homage, hommage, from hominaticum, from homo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Homagenoun

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. hommager.]

  2. Homagenoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. hommager.]

  3. Homagenoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. hommager.]

  4. Homageverb

    to pay reverence to by external action

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. hommager.]

  5. Homageverb

    to cause to pay homage

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. hommager.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Homage

    hom′āj, n. the service due from a knight or vassal to his lord in feudal times, the vassal preferring to become his lord's man: the act of fealty: respect paid by external action: reverence directed to the Supreme Being: devout affection.—n. Hom′ager, one who does homage. [O. Fr. homage—Low L. homaticum—L. homo, a man.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of homage in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of homage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of homage in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.

  2. Andrzej Duda:

    United States, thank German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier for German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier presence and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier attitude, i can see a man who has come with humility, a bowed head in order to pay homage... to share the pain.

  3. Muhamadou Labara Awal:

    It was important for me to be here because I'm not a soldier to be deployed to Fotokol. The only way I could pay homage to our troops was to be here.

  4. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.

  5. Ice Cube:

    For the theaters, for New Line (Cinema), for the fans to want to pay homage to the movie in this way is cool, it lets you know how much people appreciate it and how much fun it is ... and it lets you know that 'Friday' is now a part of the American fabric.

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