[uncountable, countable, usually singular] homage (to somebody/something) (formal) something that is said or done to show respect for somebody The kings of France paid homage to no one. He describes his book as ‘a homage to my father’. They stood in silent homage around the grave. Word Origin Middle English: Old French, from medieval Latin hominaticum, from Latin homo, homin-
‘man’ (the original use of the word denoted the ceremony by which a vassal declared himself to be his lord's “man”).