What does the word tribute mean?

Usage examples for tribute

  1. But I must inquire about the visit of my brethren, and to what house the star directed them, and to whom they presented their tribute." – The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke
  2. Such were the gifts which these brought to the king apart from the tribute. – The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2) by Herodotus
  3. Or wouldn't you care for that tribute? – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins