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Meaning of HOMAGE

Pronunciation:  'hâmij

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  respectful deference; "pay court to the emperor"
 

HOMAGE is a 6 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: court
 
 See Also: deference, respect

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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. Law) A symbolical acknowledgment made by a feudal
       tenant to, and in the presence of, his lord, on receiving
       investiture of fee, or coming to it by succession, that he
       was his man, or vassal; profession of fealty to a
       sovereign.
    
    2. Respect or reverential regard; deference; especially,
       respect paid by external action; obeisance.
    
             All things in heaven and earth do her [Law] homage.
                                                   --Hooker.
    
             I sought no homage from the race that write. --Pope.
    
    3. Reverence directed to the Supreme Being; reverential
       worship; devout affection. --Chaucer.
    
    Syn: Fealty; submission; reverence; honor; respect.
    
    Usage: {Homage}, {Fealty}. Homage was originally the act of a
           feudal tenant by which he declared himself, on his
           knees, to be the hommage or bondman of the lord; hence
           the term is used to denote reverential submission or
           respect. Fealty was originally the fidelity of such a
           tenant to his lord, and hence the term denotes a
           faithful and solemn adherence to the obligations we
           owe to superior power or authority. We pay our homage
           to men of pre["e]minent usefulness and virtue, and
           profess our fealty to the principles by which they
           have been guided.
    
                 Go, go with homage yon proud victors meet ! Go,
                 lie like dogs beneath your masters' feet !
                                                   --Dryden.
    
                 Man, disobeying, Disloyal, breaks his fealty,
                 and sins Against the high supremacy of heaven.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    
  2. \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.]
    
    2. To cause to pay homage. [Obs.] --Cowley.
    
    
 
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