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ˈtrɪb yuttrib·ute

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. protection, tribute(noun)

    payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence

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

  2. tribute(noun)

    payment by one nation for protection by another

  3. tribute, testimonial(noun)

    something given or done as an expression of esteem

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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British National Corpus

  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. Candace Gutierrez:

    It's a tribute to the care that they get with our staff, their wild counterparts do not live as long because again their teeth wear down, their eyesight changes, even their hearing and their skin is sensitive.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Thirteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, one of the most tragic and horrifying events in human history shook our world. Not only America, but the whole world lost her innocence that precise moment, when a dirty, disgusting face of mass terrorism emerged to brutally torture the mankind. The world realized that this new evil is perpetrated by shameless barbaric fanatics who are utterly indifferent to the sanctity of human life. America became stronger than ever before to fight the terrorism, and wiped out a major chunk of psychopathic terrorist evil to make our world safer once again. At the 13th anniversary of 9/11, our heart still aches for all those innocent lives who were ruthlessly killed by terrorist activities. It's so sad, depressing, disgusting story, and yet its aftermath is remarkably inspirational when we think about how America and many nations came together to relentlessly destroy the axis of evil, capture and bring to justice the toxic terrorists - including their leader Osama. On this 13th Anniversary, we pay our respectful tribute to the martyrs of 9/11 attack, and sincerely thank our awesome American Heroes who are still fighting those freaky fanatic terrorists to make our world a better place. God Bless You All, and God Bless America.

  3. Pablo Diestro:

    I have her math reinforcement classes because she wanted to be No. 1 in everything she did. [Her death] has been an impressive blow. She was a very dear girl, very hardworking. We paid her a tribute when she won the European championship.

  4. European Parliament:

    Like many I admired him, I admired his joyfulness and eloquence, my wish was not to cause any danger to Russia. I just wanted to go to pay tribute to a political personality, Boris Nemtsov.

  5. Julie Havers:

    It was a very touching tribute to Aubrey. I wanted to come to show my respects.

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