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.

  2. homagenoun

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

  3. homagenoun

    An artistic work imitating another in a flattering style. Recently, the pronunciation /ou02C8mu02D/ has been introduced from French for this usage; see hommage, which preserves the French spelling.

  4. homageverb

    To pay reverence to by external action.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. HOMAGEnoun

    Etymology: hommage, French; homagium, low Latin.

    Call my sovereign yours,
    And do him homage as obedient subjects. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.

    The chiefs, in a solemn manner, did their homages, and made their oaths of fidelity to the earl marshal. Davies.

    The gods great mother, when her heav’nly race
    Do homage to her. John Denham.

    A tuft of daisies on a flow’ry lay
    They saw, and thitherward they bent their way;
    To this both knights and dames their homage made,
    And due obeisance to the daisy paid. Dryden.

    Go, go, with homage yon proud victors meet!
    Go, lie like dogs beneath your masters feet. Dryden.

  2. To Homageverb

    To reverence by external action; to pay honour to; to profess fealty.

    Etymology: from the noun.

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

  2. Homagenoun

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

  3. Homagenoun

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

  4. Homageverb

    to pay reverence to by external action

  5. Homageverb

    to cause to pay homage

  6. 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. Matt Polk:

    Everyone in the room knew that she and Bob were finally together again, watching the festivities from box seats high above them all. The evening ended with a raucous audience singalong led by Bob's wife, Kelly Saget, and his daughters Aubrey and Lara. The ode, in homage to Bob's salty sense of humor, was ‘My Dog Licked My Balls,’ it's just an amazing special of music. Everybody gets up and sings ‘A Dog Licked My Balls,’.

  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. Frank Papalia:

    The poem for Baltimore is intended to pay homage to the firefighters lost … and the unfortunate ease with which it could happen. I have been at fires where we lost our own, and I know the pain they are feeling.

  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. Owner Katarina Martinez:

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

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