Definition of homage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɒmɪdʒ/


[mass noun]
1Special honour or respect shown publicly: many villagers come here to pay homage to the Virgin [count noun]: Daniel’s films were a homage to her
More example sentences
  • 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, recognition, admiration, esteem, adulation, acclaim, acclamation, commendation, honour, reverence, worship;
tribute, acknowledgement, eulogy, accolade, panegyric, paean, encomium, salute
rare laudation
honour, acclaim, applaud, praise, commend, extol, salute, celebrate, commemorate, glorify, laud, magnify, pay tribute to, sing the praises of, give recognition to, speak highly of, take one's hat off to
1.1 historical Formal public acknowledgement 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’).

Words that rhyme with homage

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