(Hom"age) n. [OF. homage, homenage, F. hommage, LL. hominaticum, homenaticum,
from L. homo a man, LL. also, a client, servant, vassal; akin to L. humus earth, Gr. on the ground, and
E. groom in bridegroom. Cf. Bridegroom, Human.]
1. (Feud. Law) A symbolical acknowledgment made by a feudal tenant to, and in the presence of, his
lord, on receiving investiture of fee, or coming to it by succession, that he was his man, or vassal; profession
of fealty to a sovereign.
2. Respect or reverential regard; deference; especially, respect paid by external action; obeisance.
All things in heaven and earth do her [Law] homage.Hooker.
I sought no homage from the race that write.Pope.
3. Reverence directed to the Supreme Being; reverential worship; devout affection. Chaucer.
Syn. Fealty; submission; reverence; honor; respect. Homage, Fealty. Homage was originally the
act of a feudal tenant by which he declared himself, on his knees, to be the hommage or bondman of
the lord; hence the term is used to denote reverential submission or respect. Fealty was originally the
fidelity of such a tenant to his lord, and hence the term denotes a faithful and solemn adherence to the
obligations we owe to superior power or authority. We pay our homage to men of preëminent usefulness
and virtue, and profess our fealty to the principles by which they have been guided.
Go, go with homage yon proud victors meet !Dryden.
Go, lie like dogs beneath your masters' feet !
Disloyal, breaks his fealty, and sins
Against the high supremacy of heaven.
(Hom"age), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Homaged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Homaging.] [Cf. OF. hommager.]
1. To pay reverence to by external action. [R.]
2. To cause to pay homage. [Obs.] Cowley.
(Hom"age*a*ble) a. [Cf. OF. hommageable.] Subject to homage. Howell.
(Hom"a*ger) n. [From Homage: cf. F. hommager.] One who does homage, or holds land of
another by homage; a vassal. Bacon.
(Hom`a*lo*graph"ic) a. Same as Homolographic.
(Hom`a*loid"al) a. [Gr. "omalo`s even + -oid.] (Geom.) Flat; even;
a term applied to surfaces and to spaces, whether real or imagined, in which the definitions, axioms,
and postulates of Euclid respecting parallel straight lines are assumed to hold true.
(||Hom"a*rus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. "omarh`s well adjusted.] (Zoöl.) A genus of decapod Crustacea,
including the common lobsters. Hom"a*roid a.
(Ho*mat"ro*pine) n. [Homo- + atropine.] (Med.) An alkaloid, prepared from atropine,
and from other sources. It is chemically related to atropine, and is used for the same purpose.
(Hom`ax*o"ni*al) a. [Homo- + Gr. an axle, axis.] (Biol.) Relating to that kind of homology
or symmetry, the mathematical conception of organic form, in which all axes are equal. See under Promorphology.
(Home) n. (Zoöl.) See Homelyn.
(Home) [OE. hom, ham, AS. ham; akin to OS. hem, D. & G. heim, Sw. hem, Dan. hiem,
Icel. heimr abode, world, heima home, Goth. haims village, Lith. këmas, and perh. to Gr. kw`mh