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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.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

curatorial play \ˌkyu̇r-ə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\ adjective
curatorship 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 for Students

  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.


Law Dictionary

curator

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

Legal Definition of curator

  1. :  a person appointed by a court to care for the property of an absent person or to care for the person or property of someone mentally incapable of doing so — compare committee, conservator, guardian, interdict, tutor

curatorship noun


Origin of curator

Latin, guardian, from curare to take care of



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