In feudalism, the formal oath of a vassal to honor his or her lord's rights. (noun)
A demonstration of respect, such as towards an individual after their retirement or death (noun)
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. (noun)
To pay reverence to by external action. (verb)
To cause to pay homage. (verb)
Examples of word homage
Acknowledging the source and not relying on it too heavily comes under the term homage in my book - thus the protagonist in MSFU watching Chinatown on TV is in that realm - though a little too close to the source.
One man grabbed him, Mr. Garr recalls, and said he couldn't prevent them from making such a display, which they called a homage to the dead man.
One such Tolkenian homage is his book The Science of Middle Earth; he's talking about that on 13 April at Cromer library.
One guy who should pay serious homage is Weird Al - look what Jackson did for him.
A homage is planned later this month in a criterium in Oviedo in his native Asturias in northern Spain.