homage

[h_ˈɒ_m_ɪ_dʒ], [hˈɒmɪd͡ʒ], [hˈɒmɪd‍ʒ]

Definitions of homage:

  1.   The submission and service which a tenant promised to his fendal superior, in these words, homo vester devenio, I become your man: the act of fealty: respect paid by external action: reverence directed to the Supreme Being: devout affectin. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   The submission and service which a tenant promised to his feudal superior; the act of fealty; respect paid by external action; reverence directed to the Supreme Being; reverential worship; devont affection. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Act of fealty; reverence; worship. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4.   The service or fealty promised by a vassal to his lord or superior as his lord's man; the act of giving the promise; respect paid by outward action; reverential worship; devout affection; recognition of superiority. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   To pay respect; to subject. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   Respect paid by external action; deference; reverence; honor; respect; in feudal times, the ceremony by which a tenant or vassal promised fealty and service to his landlord. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for homage:

  1. Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom. I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien, and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids, and that was Wizards. – Ralph Bakshi
  2. I feel, as never before, how justly, from the dawn of history to the present time, men have paid the homage of their gratitude and admiration to the memory of those who nobly sacrifice their lives, that their fellow -men may live in safety and in honor. – Edward Everett
  3. I have known great things and wonderful persons, and I have known homage – Lillie Langtry
  4. J. Lo is also an homage to my fans. That's what fans call me on the streets, and I like it. So giving the album this title is my way of telling them that this is for them, in appreciation of their support. – Jennifer Lopez
  5. The greatest homage we can pay to truth, is to use it. – James Russell Lowell

Usage examples for homage:

  1. “ To speak the truth, Miss Vavasour was by no means insensible to the admiration she commanded, and appreciated homage thoroughly. ” – Barren Honour: A Novel by George A. Lawrence
  2. He, Who possesses all things, bends His knees to crave, and His prayers are definite, no empty form, no homage without sense of need, no firing of blank cartridge without an aim. ” – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick
  3. It is a pity to see such awful homage rendered to the mere intellect, apart from truth and goodness. ” – Journal of an African Cruiser by Horatio Bridge
  4. “ I should judge so from the homage which follows her. ” – The Woman in the Alcove by Anna Katharine Green
  5. “ A certain homage was paid to the beauty. ” – Idle Hour Stories by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  6. The company paid homage to Jeanne. ” – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  7. We admit the homage but deny the reverence. ” – Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays by Lemuel K. Washburn
  8. This young man had never paid homage of any kind to Miss Peckover, and such neglect was by no means what she was used to. ” – The Nether World by George Gissing
  9. Richard appeared to hear nothing, or it was homage that he heard. ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. He had been a great figure socially, he had played his part in public as an official with brilliancy and distinction, he had enjoyed the friendship of the greatest of his contemporaries, but no one knew better than he did that the popular homage was offered to his personality rather than to his art. ” – Leighton by A. Lys Baldry

Idioms for homage:

  • pay homage to;
  • pay homage to sm or sth;
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