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Tribute meaning

tribute - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. An annual or stated sum of money or other valuable thing, paid by one ruler or nation to another, either as an acknowledgment of submission, or as the price of peace and protection, or by virtue of some treaty; as, the Romans made their conquered countries pay tribute.
  2. 2. A personal contribution, as of money, praise, service, etc., made in token of services rendered, or as that which is due or deserved; as, a tribute of affection.
  3. 3. A certain proportion of the ore raised, or of its value, given to the miner as his recompense.
  4. 4. To pay as tribute.
  5. 5. Periodical payment by a subordinate to a superior people; contribution; homage.

tribute - examples of usage

  1. He was a young man with a smooth face, and a frank brown eye which paid its tribute to Virginia. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. He got up, left his tribute of silver, and pressed on, with the wind against him. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. This was so genuine a tribute to his trust in her that Katharine was touched. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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