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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. Manchester City midfielder Touré:

    I could not sit back without doing something to help fight Ebola, (The campaign) pays tribute to the many, many African heroes who are in the villages, towns and cities using their skills, resourcefulness and intelligence to battle Ebola.

  2. Jeff Gordon:

    You work all these years coming down here and you want all the cars to run well, and if you have one up front and a couple in the back, in the middle; but this is a tribute to our organization, the engine shop, the chassis, body shop, and the teams to come down here and run with four cars running that good. I cant believe it.

  3. Earl Chatman:

    Zanie always wanted to make sure everyone was okay. This is paying our tribute to her.

  4. Producer John Marks:

    I think in general David wanted to celebrate his father, but he did not want to conceal the truth about that relationship either, … One minute, he’s talking about how he idolized his father from the first minute he saw him. But at the same time, he wanted to make clear that his father had not been much of a dad. And that he had been an abandoned child. I also think there was unfinished business with his dad. And part of what he was doing with those [new] songs was saying, ‘I couldn’t have that final conversation with my father, we couldn’t hash it all out. But what I can do is offer this warts and all tribute to him.

  5. 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:.

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