Simple Definition of curator
: a person who is in charge of the things in a museum, zoo, etc.
Origin of curator
Latin, from curare to care, from cura care
First Known Use: 1561
Rhymes with curator
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CURATOR Defined for Kids
Definition of curator
: 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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