What does tribute mean?

Definitions for tribute
ˈtrɪb yuttrib·ute

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tribute, testimonial(noun)

    something given or done as an expression of esteem

  2. tribute(noun)

    payment by one nation for protection by another

  3. protection, tribute(noun)

    payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence

    "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"

Wiktionary

  1. tribute(Noun)

    An acknowledgment of gratitude, respect or admiration; an accompanying gift.

    Please accept this as a tribute of our thanks.

  2. tribute(Noun)

    A payment made by one nation to another in submission.

  3. tribute(Noun)

    Extortion; protection money.

  4. tribute(Noun)

    A payment made by a feudal vassal to his lord.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tribute(noun)

    an annual or stated sum of money or other valuable thing, paid by one ruler or nation to another, either as an acknowledgment of submission, or as the price of peace and protection, or by virtue of some treaty; as, the Romans made their conquered countries pay tribute

  2. Tribute(noun)

    a personal contribution, as of money, praise, service, etc., made in token of services rendered, or as that which is due or deserved; as, a tribute of affection

  3. Tribute(noun)

    a certain proportion of the ore raised, or of its value, given to the miner as his recompense

  4. Tribute(verb)

    to pay as tribute

Freebase

  1. Tribute

    A tribute is wealth, often in kind, that one party gives to another as a sign of respect or, as was often the case in historical contexts, of submission or allegiance. Various ancient states exacted tribute from the rulers of land which the state conquered or otherwise threatened to conquer. In case of alliances, lesser parties may pay tribute to more powerful parties as a sign of allegiance and often in order to finance projects that benefited both parties. Athens received tribute from the other cities of the Delian League. The empires of Assyria, Babylon, Carthage and Rome exacted tribute from their provinces and subject kingdoms. Ancient China received tribute from various states such as Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Borneo, Indonesia and Central Asia. The Roman republic also exacted tribute in the form of payments equivalent to proportional property taxes for the purpose of waging war.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tribute

    trib′ūt, n. a fixed amount paid at certain intervals by one nation to another for peace or protection: a personal contribution: acknowledgment, or homage paid.—adv. Trib′ūtarily.—n. Trib′utariness.—adj. Trib′ūtary, paying tribute: subject: yielding supplies of anything, subsidiary: paid in tribute.—n. one who pays tribute: a stream which contributes water to another.—ns. Trib′ute-mon′ey, money paid as tribute; Trib′ūter, a miner paid by a proportion of the ore raised. [L. tributumtribuĕre, to assign—tribus, a tribe.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. tribute

    An annual or stated sum of money or other valuable thing, paid by one prince or nation to another, either as an acknowledgment of submission, or as the price of peace and protection, or by virtue of some treaty; as the Romans made their conquered countries pay tribute.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tribute' in Nouns Frequency: #2091

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tribute in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tribute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of tribute in a Sentence

  1. Marion Cotillard:

    It's difficult for me because firstly the language is English with a particular accent and I was always afraid of not managing to pay tribute to a given text, particularly when you're talking about Shakespeare, so that for me was perhaps what intimidated me most.

  2. Dick Johnston:

    I always wanted Danny to feel like his own person, and in control of his own life, since beginning to work and travel with him in about 2003, we gratefully were able to travel the entire globe for over a decade to get out before the fans. He was always, everywhere, warmly received and he at least knew he was well loved. Health issues have plagued us for years, but Im glad for the time we had. MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS ACTOR ROBERT AXELROD DEAD AT 70 Tom Gimbel, Daniels manager of over 25 years also paid tribute to him writing:.

  3. Boris Johnson:

    I pay tribute to those who have campaigned so passionately and tirelessly on this issue - your efforts have made all the difference.

  4. Diane Nealon:

    Were just moving that tribute from Boston Common to individual cities, towns and neighborhoods.

  5. Angelina Jolie:

    You have your creative, and you have your work, and every day of your life is going to be about somehow growing as a person, somehow feeling you can contribute to the extent that you can get tribute.

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