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Definition of "tribute" []

  • A gift, payment, declaration, or other acknowledgment of gratitude, respect, or admiration: put up a plaque as a tribute to his generosity. (noun)
  • Evidence attesting to some praiseworthy quality or characteristic: Winning the scholarship was a tribute to her hard work. (noun)
  • A payment in money or other valuables made by one ruler or nation to another in acknowledgment of submission or as the price of protection or security. (noun)
  • A tax imposed for such payment. (noun)
  • Any payment exacted for protection. (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.

Use "tribute" in a sentence
  • "All the Strangers that dwelt in the land, were _tributaries_ to the Israelites -- required to pay an annual tribute to the government, either in money, or in public service, which was called a "_tribute of bond-service_;" in other words, all the Strangers were _national servants_, to the Israelites, and the same Hebrew word which is used to designate _individual_ servants, equally designates"
  • "And then later this month, Ed Klein (ph), who did the initial book about JFK Jr. and Carolyn, is coming out with what he calls a tribute to Jacqueline Kennedy."
  • "People can give $10 by texting the word "tribute" to the number 20222."