Definition of homage in English:


Syllabification: hom·age
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)ämij


1Special honor or respect shown publicly: they paid homage to the local boy who became president a masterly work written in homage to Beethoven
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  • Hopefully as I embark on a long and fruitful career in the film business, there will be various homages to various directors I have respect for.
  • In fact, it's obvious he utilized many other styles and shots from other directors, and affectionately refers to these as homages during the commentary.
  • There are plenty of homages to other epic films too.
respect, honor, reverence, worship, obeisance, admiration, esteem, adulation, acclaim; tribute, acknowledgment, recognition; accolade, panegyric, paean, encomium, salute, eulogyhonor, acclaim, applaud, salute, praise, commend, pay tribute to, take one's hat off to
formal laud
1.1 historical Formal public acknowledgment of feudal allegiance: a man doing homage to his personal lord
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  • Balliol therefore had to perform homage and fealty to Edward before his enthronement.
  • The Scottish king submitted completely, offering liege homage and a 15,000 mark fine.
  • Arthur duly did Philip homage and in July he invaded Poitou while Philip attacked Normandy.


Middle English: Old French, from medieval Latin hominaticum, from Latin homo, homin- 'man' (the original use of the word denoted the ceremony by which a vassal declared himself to be his lord's “man”).

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