homage

  • 1 Homage — Hom age, n. [OF. homage, homenage, F. hommage, LL. hominaticum, homenaticum, from L. homo a man, LL. also, a client, servant, vassal; akin to L. humus earth, Gr.? on the ground, and E. groom in bridegroom. Cf. {Bridegroom}, {Human}.] 1. (Feud.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 homage — [häm′ij, äm′ij] n. [ME < OFr hommage < ML hominaticum, vassal s service, homage < L homo, a man: see HOMO1] 1. Historical a) a public avowal of allegiance by a vassal to his lord b) an act done or thing given to show the relationship… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Homage — Hom age, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Homaged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Homaging}.] [Cf. OF. hommager.] 1. To pay reverence to by external action. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to pay homage. [Obs.] Cowley. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 homage — I noun allegiance, attention, compliance, consideration, constancy, court, cultus, deference, devotedness, devotion, esteem, estimation, exaltation, faithfulness, fidelity, glorification, high regard, honor, humility, loyalty, obedience,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 homage — (n.) late 13c., from O.Fr. homage (12c., Mod.Fr. hommage) allegiance or respect for one s feudal lord, from homme man, from L. homo (gen. hominis) man (see HOMUNCULUS (Cf. homunculus)). Figurative sense of reverence, honor shown is from late 14c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Homage — Porté dans le Vaucluse, le nom s écrit aussi Hommage. Il semble que ce soit un toponyme (plusieurs hameaux et lieux dits en France s appellent l Hommage, les Hommages). On pensera à une terre détenue en hommage (lien de dépendance d un vassal à… …

    Noms de famille

  • 7 homage — reverence, deference, obeisance, *honor Analogous words: worship, adoration, veneration, reverence (see under REVERE): fealty, *fidelity, devotion, loyalty, allegiance: tribute, panegyric, eulogy, *encomium …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 homage — [n] devotion, admiration adoration, adulation, allegiance, awe, deference, duty, esteem, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, genuflection, honor, kneeling, loyalty, obeisance, praise, respect, reverence, service, tribute, worship; concepts 32,69 Ant …

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  • 9 homage — ► NOUN ▪ honour or respect shown publicly. ORIGIN Old French, from Latin homo man ; in medieval times the word denoted the ceremony by which a vassal declared himself to be his feudal lord s ‘man’ …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Homage — For medieval usage see homage (medieval) and commendation ceremony, or Homage (disambiguation) Homage (from the French: Hommage ) is generally used in modern English to mean any public show of respect to someone to whom one feels indebted. In… …

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  • 11 homage — /(h)amaj/ In feudal law, a service (or the ceremony of rendering it) which a tenant was bound to perform to his lord on receiving investiture of a fee, or succeeding to it as heir, in acknowledgment of the tenure. It is described as the most… …

    Black's law dictionary

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  • 13 homage — hom|age [ hamıdʒ ] noun singular or uncount something that someone does or says in order to show respect or admiration: pay homage to: a memorial to pay homage to the victims a. a way of showing respect to an artist, writer, musician, etc. by… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 homage — UK [ˈhɒmɪdʒ] / US [ˈhɑmɪdʒ] noun [singular/uncountable] something that someone does or says in order to show respect or admiration pay homage to: a memorial to pay homage to the victims a) a way of showing respect to an artist, writer, musician… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 Homage — 1) Formal acknowledgement of a *vassal s allegiance and *fealty to his lord. Thus the young King Edward III did homage in June 1329 to Philip, the new king of France. But Edward did this as duke of Aquitaine, not as king of England. *Bracton said …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 16 homage — n. 1) to pay homage to 2) in homage to * * * [ hɒmɪdʒ] in homage to to pay homage to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 homage — [[t]hɒ̱mɪʤ[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu N to n Homage is respect shown towards someone or something you admire, or to a person in authority. Palace has released two marvellous films that pay homage to our literary heritage... At his coronation he received …

    English dictionary

  • 18 homage — /hom ij, om /, n. 1. respect or reverence paid or rendered: In his speech he paid homage to Washington and Jefferson. 2. the formal public acknowledgment by which a feudal tenant or vassal declared himself to be the man or vassal of his lord,… …

    Universalium

  • 19 homage — noun /ˈhɑmədʒ,ˈɑmədʒ,oʊˈmɒːʒ/ a) In feudalism, the formal oath of a vassal to honor his or her lords rights. Well do thee homage, and be ruld by thee, Love thee as our commander and our king. b) A demonstration of …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 homage — noun (singular) formal something you do to show respect and honour for an important person: pay homage to sb (=show respect and honour for someone): The film pays homage to Woody Allen, using some of his best comic lines …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English