Associations to the word «Tribute»

Wiktionary

TRIBUTE, noun. An acknowledgment of gratitude, respect or admiration; an accompanying gift.
TRIBUTE, noun. A payment made by one nation to another in submission.
TRIBUTE, noun. Extortion; protection money.
TRIBUTE, noun. A payment made by a feudal vassal to his lord.
TRIBUTE, noun. (mining) A certain proportion of the mined ore, or of its value, given to the miner as payment.
TRIBUTE, verb. (transitive) To pay as tribute.
TRIBUTE BAND, noun. (music) A group of musicians and singers which exists solely to play the music of a well-known band that has disbanded or no longer tours.
TRIBUTE BANDS, noun. Plural of tribute band

Dictionary definition

TRIBUTE, noun. Something given or done as an expression of esteem.
TRIBUTE, noun. Payment by one nation for protection by another.
TRIBUTE, noun. Payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King