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Webster 1913 Edition


Tribute

Trib′ute

,
Noun.
[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
.]
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.
(Mining)
A certain proportion of the ore raised, or of its value, given to the miner as his recompense.
Pryce. Tomlinson.
Tribute money
,
money paid as a tribute or tax.
Tribute pitch
.
(Mining)
See under
Tributer
.
[Eng.]
Syn. – See
Subsidy
.

Trib′ute

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Tributed
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Tributing
.]
To pay as tribute.
[R.]
Whitlock (1654).

Webster 1828 Edition


Tribute

TRIB'UTE

,
Noun.
[L. tributum, from tribuo, to give, bestow or divide.]
1.
An annual or stated sum of money or other valuable thing, paid by one prince or nation to another, either as an acknowledgment of submission, or as the price of peace and protection, or by virtue of some treaty. The Romans made all their conquered countries pay tribute, as do the Turks at this day; and in some countries the tribute is paid in children.
2.
A personal contribution; as a tribute of respect.
3.
Something given or contributed.

Definition 2022


Tribute

Tribute

See also: tribute and tributé

German

Noun

Tribute m

  1. plural of Tribut

tribute

tribute

See also: Tribute and tributé

English

Noun

tribute (countable and uncountable, plural tributes)

  1. An acknowledgment of gratitude, respect or admiration; an accompanying gift.
    Please accept this as a tribute of our thanks.
    • Gray
      the passing tribute of a sigh
  2. A payment made by one nation to another in submission.
    The Ancient Romans made their conquered countries pay tribute.
  3. Extortion; protection money.
  4. A payment made by a feudal vassal to his lord.
  5. (mining) A certain proportion of the mined ore, or of its value, given to the miner as payment.
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Verb

tribute (third-person singular simple present tributes, present participle tributing, simple past and past participle tributed)

  1. (transitive) To pay as tribute.
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External links

  • tribute in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • tribute in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Latin

Participle

tribūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of tribūtus

Portuguese

Verb

tribute

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of tributar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of tributar
  3. first-person singular imperative of tributar
  4. third-person singular imperative of tributar

Spanish

Verb

tribute

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of tributar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of tributar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of tributar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of tributar.