Homage - deep respect, honour or praise
(Pronounced hom-idj, with stress on hom)
Homage is deep respect, honour or praise shown publicly.
People who show this type of respect to someone or something are often said to be "paying homage" to the object of their respect.
To remember the definition of the word homage, use the following mnemonic:
The homicidal midge (homage) was shown deep respect by the other gang members.
Examples of homage in a sentence
He paid homage to the surgeon whose skills saved his life.
As a symbol of homage to the late king, flags were flown at half mast.
Upon recieving her award, the actress paid homage to the film's producer.