Origin of homage
Examples from the Web for homage
This photograph references Voodoo and is homage to African slaves.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism|Dina Goldstein|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Homage to soccer, celebration of its lights, denunciation of its shadows.The Literature of Futbol: 11 Great Books About Soccer|Robert Birnbaum|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brian Eno was the first one invited to do the soundtrack; after all, the film was intended as an homage to Andy Warhol.Punks, UFOs, and Heroin: How ‘Liquid Sky’ Became a Cult Movie|Daniel Genis|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The collection became an homage to "playful curiosities" from across the decades, including the Twenties, Thirties, and Fifties.
You prayed, if that's the word; but your homage was as personal and idiosyncratic as the note you shoved into it.
And he, the scorner of women, had chosen her for his homage!The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
The next day she betook herself by water to the Tower, and received the homage offered her.
The whole province rose in his favor, and the gentlemen of the district poured into the town to offer their homage to the king.The Bravest of the Brave|G. A. Henty
Credit is the homage that trade pays (and sometimes pays very dearly) to rank.Mr. Punch At Home|Various
Nay, let us pay the homage due to a man of great political capacity and knowledge, and unsullied purity of personal character!
British Dictionary definitions for homage
- the act of respect and allegiance made by a vassal to his lordSee also fealty
- something done in acknowledgment of vassalage
Word Origin for homage
Word Origin and History for homage
late 13c., from Old French homage (12c., Modern French hommage) "allegiance or respect for one's feudal lord," from homme "man," from Latin homo (genitive hominis) "man" (see homunculus). Figurative sense of "reverence, honor shown" is from late 14c. As a verb, from 1590s (agent noun homager is from c.1400).