- The definition of homage is a public show of respect or honor to someone.
An example of homage is publicly promoting and congratulating someone.
- a public avowal of allegiance by a vassal to his lord
- an act done or thing given to show the relationship between lord and vassal
- anything given or done to show reverence, honor, or respect: usually with do or pay: to pay homage to a hero
Origin of homageMiddle English ; from Old French hommage ; from Medieval Latin hominaticum, vassal's service, homage ; from Classical Latin homo, a man: see homo
- Formal acknowledgment by a vassal of allegiance to his lord under feudal law.
- a. Special honor or respect shown or expressed publicly. See Synonyms at honor.b. Something created or done in honor, admiration, or celebration of someone or something: The concert was an homage to jazz of the 1930s.
Origin of homageMiddle English, from Old French, probably from omne, homme, man, from Latin homō, homin-; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.
- (historical) In feudalism, the formal oath of a vassal to honor his or her lord's rights.
- A demonstration of respect, such as towards an individual after their retirement or death
- An artistic work imitating another in a flattering style. Recently, the pronunciation /oʊˈmɒːʒ/ has been introduced from French for this usage; see hommage, which preserves the French spelling.
(third-person singular simple present homages, present participle homaging, simple past and past participle homaged)
- (obsolete) To pay reverence to by external action.
- (obsolete) To cause to pay homage.