Definition of Tribute

1. Noun. Something given or done as an expression of esteem.

Exact synonyms: Testimonial
Generic synonyms: Approval, Commendation
Derivative terms: Testimonial



2. Noun. Payment by one nation for protection by another.
Generic synonyms: Defrayal, Defrayment, Payment

3. Noun. Payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence. "Every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
Exact synonyms: Protection
Generic synonyms: Extortion

Definition of Tribute

1. n. 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. v. i. To pay as tribute.

Definition of Tribute

1. Noun. An acknowledgment of gratitude, respect or admiration; an accompanying gift. ¹

2. Noun. A payment made by one nation to another in submission. ¹

3. Noun. Extortion; protection money. ¹

4. Noun. A payment made by a feudal vassal to his lord. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tribute

1. something given to show respect, gratitude, or admiration [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tribute

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. "Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute." (C. C. Pinckney) 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. "Implores the passing tribute of a sigh." (Gray) 3. A certain proportion of the ore raised, or of its value, given to the miner as his recompense. Tribute money, money paid as a tribute or tax. Tribute pitch. See Tributer. Synonym: See Subsidy. Origin: OE. Tribut, L. Tributum, fr. Tribuere, tributum, to bestow, grant, pay, allot, assign, originally, to a tribe, from tribus tribe; cf. F. Tribut. See Tribe, and cf. Attribute, Contribute. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tribute

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Literary usage of Tribute

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1. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"... or truce, of thirty years was ratified between the two empires; and the stipulation of an annual tribute, fifty horses of a noble breed, fifty slaves, ..."

2. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1902)
"I received yesterday a brief statement of the tribute of Lone Wolf to ... I would like to read this tribute. It was taken in shorthand as he spoke. ..."

3. The Photographic History of the Civil War by Francis Trevelyan Miller, Robert Sampson Lanier (1911)
"A NEW ENGLAND tribute TO LEE This tribute is taken from an address entitled " Shall Cromwell Have a Statue? " delivered before the Chicago Chapter of Phi ..."

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