|Origin:||tributum, from tribuere 'to give out to the tribes, pay', from tribus; TRIBE|
trib‧ute [uncountable and countable]
something that you say, do, or give in order to express your respect or admiration for someone:
The players wore black armbands as a tribute to their late teammate.
I'd like to pay tribute to (=praise and admire publicly) the party workers for all their hard work.
to be a clear sign of the good qualities that someone or something has:
It was a tribute to her teaching methods that so many children passed the test.
a payment of goods or money by one ruler or country to another more powerful one, especially in order to be protected
4MXHBP British English
flowers sent to a funeral