• (RP) IPA: /ˈ(h)ɒmɪdʒ/, /ɒˈmɑːʒ/
  • (GA) enPR (h)ŏmʹĭj, IPA: /ˈ(h)ɑmɪdʒ/, /oʊˈmɑʒ/


  1. (countable, uncountable) A demonstration of respect, such as towards an individual after their retirement or death
    • 1735, [Alexander] Pope, An Epistle from Mr. Pope, to Dr. Arbuthnot, London; Dublin: Re-printed by George Faulkner, bookseller, […], OCLC 6363280 ↗:
      I sought no homage from the race that write.
    • 2006, New York Times
      It’s appropriate that we pay homage to them and the sacrifices they made.
  2. (countable) 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.
    • 2002, Kevin Williamson, Dawson's Creek (TV, episode 6.01)
      He likes to tell people that it's a Hitchcockian thriller, but that's kind of like saying Happy Gilmore is a homage to Woody Allen.
  3. (historical) In feudalism, the formal oath of a vassal to honor his or her lord's rights.
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homage (homages, present participle homaging; past and past participle homaged)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To pay reverence to by external action.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To cause to pay homage.

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