Origin of tribute
Examples from the Web for tribute
The following page details a tribute gag the Simpsons team inserted into the background of a scene.Here’s the Lost Judd Apatow ‘Simpsons’ Episode, Penned by Judd Apatow|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They instead announced a tribute to the two fallen officers.
This video of one of his last, and most impressive, stunts was released as a tribute to his memory.
A tribute to legendary photographer Irving Penn sparked it all.
Realistically, what I saw was exactly what I would have expected at a Grateful Dead tribute show.
“It will frighten the rest, who will soon come to terms, and agree to pay any tribute I may demand,” observed the rajah.The Young Rajah|W.H.G. Kingston
Though still a part of the Turkish Empire, and paying an annual tribute to the Sultan, it had its own separate government.From the Lakes of Killarney to the Golden Horn|Henry M. Field
Sibyl paused; the pause was a tribute to the force of the curl of her sister's lip.It Never Can Happen Again|William De Morgan
And with respect to smuggling, they command us to render tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom custom.Christmas Stories|Edward Berens
I never care to hear one who receives alms pay a tribute to charity.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
British Dictionary definitions for tribute
- a payment by one ruler or state to another, usually as an acknowledgment of submission
- any tax levied for such a payment
Word Origin for tribute
Word Origin and History for tribute
mid-14c., "tax paid to a ruler or master for security or protection," from Latin tributum "tribute," literally "a thing contributed or paid," noun use of tributus, neuter past participle of tribuere "to pay, assign, grant," also "allot among the tribes or to a tribe," from tribus (see tribe). Sense of "offering, gift, token" is first recorded 1580s.