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curator

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noun cu·ra·tor \ˈkyu̇r-ˌā-tər, kyu̇-ˈrā-, ˈkyu̇r-ə-\

Simple Definition of curator

  • : a person who is in charge of the things in a museum, zoo, etc.

Full Definition of curator

  1. :  one who has the care and superintendence of something; especially :  one in charge of a museum, zoo, or other place of exhibit

cu·ra·to·ri·al play \ˌkyu̇r-ə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\ adjective
cu·ra·tor·ship play \ˈkyu̇r-ˌā-tər-ˌship, kyu̇-ˈrā-, ˈkyu̇r-ə-\ noun

Origin of curator

Latin, from curare to care, from cura care


First Known Use: 1561


CURATOR Defined for Kids

curator

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noun cu·ra·tor \ˈkyu̇r-ˌā-tər, kyu̇-ˈrā-, ˈkyu̇r-ə-\

Definition of curator

  1. :  a person in charge of a museum or zoo



Word Root of curator

The Latin word cūrāre, meaning “to care,” gives us the root cur. Words from the Latin cūrāre have something to do with giving care. A cure, something that heals sickness, is something that cares for someone's health. Anything accurate has been carefully measured or supplied so that it is free from mistakes. A curator is a person who cares for the things in a museum.



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