Definitions for homage
ˈhɒm ɪdʒ, ˈɒm-homage
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word homage.
"pay court to the emperor"
In feudalism, the formal oath of a vassal to honor his or her lord's rights.
A demonstration of respect, such as towards an individual after their retirement or death
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.
To pay reverence to by external action.
Etymology: From homage, from homage, hommage, from hominaticum, from homo.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
To reverence by external action; to pay honour to; to profess fealty.
Etymology: from the 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
respect or reverential regard; deference; especially, respect paid by external action; obeisance
reverence directed to the Supreme Being; reverential worship; devout affection
to pay reverence to by external action
to cause to pay homage
Etymology: [Cf. OF. hommager.]
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
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.]
The numerical value of homage in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of homage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.
In doing what I did, I was not only trying to share the suffering of my compatriots, but also pay homage to the likes of Gandhi and Dr. King, who thought if suffering has to be endured for the social good, the activists should undergo it first.
Nothing, it is true, is more common than for both Science and Art to pay homage to the spirit of the age, and for creative taste to accept the law of critical taste.
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.
Who wouldnt want to look like Marilyn Monroe? With the album being [called] Platinum,’ I got lighter in my hair because I wanted to pay homage to the title of the record.
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- homenatgeCatalan, Valencian
- hyldest, tribut, lenshyldningDanish
- Hommage, HuldigungGerman
- ادای احترامPersian
- uskollisuudenvala, kunnianosoitusFinnish
- eerbetoon, leenhulde, huldeblijk, manschap, hulde, hommageDutch
- почте́ние, пови́нность, даньRussian
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