Definition of "homage" []

  • Ceremonial acknowledgment by a vassal of allegiance to his lord under feudal law. (noun)
  • Special honor or respect shown or expressed publicly. See Synonyms at honor. (noun)
  • A public show of respect or honour towards someone or something (esp in the phrases pay or do homage to) (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The act of respect and allegiance made by a vassal to his lord (noun)
  • Something done in acknowledgment of vassalage (noun)
  • To render homage to (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "homage" in a sentence
  • "Acknowledging the source and not relying on it too heavily comes under the term homage in my book - thus the protagonist in MSFU watching Chinatown on TV is in that realm - though a little too close to the source."
  • "One man grabbed him, Mr. Garr recalls, and said he couldn't prevent them from making such a display, which they called a homage to the dead man."
  • "One such Tolkenian homage is his book The Science of Middle Earth; he's talking about that on 13 April at Cromer library."