Definition and Meanings for tribute

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Tribute is ranked 5,001 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of tribute

noun, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of tribute

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

Meaning of tribute


as noun

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • a certain proportion of the ore raised, or of its value, given to the miner as his recompense.

as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

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