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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  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. 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.

  2. Nina Daniele:

    The Femlin’s this spontaneous, spunky, smart, mischievous, tiny little woman who sticks The Femlin in between places, the Femlin’s the life of the party … The Femlin has all of these wonderful characteristics, but The Femlin’s also imperious to society’s beliefs and restrictions. They do n’t apply to The Femlin … Society’s restrictions do n’t apply to any of us at all. We need to show society that women as a whole, we are imperious to those restrictions. That’s what The Femlin stands for. Even though I ’m on the cover, it’s me, but I ’m The Femlin. I am portraying what The Femlin stands for … It’s a homage to The Femlin and how Hugh Hefner in 2017 viewed women in society.

  3. Owner Katarina Martinez:

    As a Hispanic, female-run business, I am very inspired by her so I thought I’d pay homage.

  4. Leslie Bow:

    They might think that it operates as an homage because it appears to honor Black style. In this case, they graft off of what academics have called the esthétique du cool that attends Black culture, in reality, Blackfishing situates that style as a commodity. It has the effect of reducing a people with a specific history to a series of appropriable traits or objects.

  5. Tom Kellerman:

    After that foothold is established, the malicious code, the real hackers get to work and grow out from there. Russian President Vladimir Putin's government denies direct involvement, but Russian intelligence is thought to routinely use cyber gangs to do its bidding and to create plausible deniability. Within the former Soviet bloc, Russian-speaking hackers pay homage as cyber-militia members to the regime in Russia, they act as proxies … when called upon to leverage their sophisticatedtool sets and attack against victims in the U.S.

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