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laureate

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noun lau·re·ate \ˈlȯr-ē-ət, ˈlär-\

Simple Definition of laureate

  • : someone who has won an important prize or honor for achievement in an art or science

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of laureate

  1. :  the recipient of honor or recognition for achievement in an art or science; specifically :  poet laureate

laureate

adjective

laureateship

play \-ˌship\ noun

Origin and Etymology of laureate

Middle English, crowned with laurel as a distinction, from Latin laureatus, from laurea laurel wreath, from feminine of laureus of laurel, from laurus


First Known Use: circa 1529


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laureate

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verb lau·re·ate \ˈlȯr-ē-ˌāt, ˈlär-\

Definition of laureate

laureated

laureating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to crown with or as if with a laurel wreath for excellence or achievement

  3. 2 :  to appoint to the office of poet laureate

laureation

play \ˌlȯr-ē-ˈā-shən, ˌlär-\ noun


Circa 1610

First Known Use of laureate

circa 1610


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