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laureate

noun lau·re·ate \ ˈlȯr-ē-ət , ˈlär- \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of laureate

:the recipient of honor or recognition for achievement in an art or science
  • a Nobel laureate
; specifically :poet laureate

laureate

adjective

laureateship

play \ˈlȯr-ē-ət-ˌship, ˈlär-\ noun

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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


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laureate

verb lau·re·ate \ ˈlȯr-ē-ˌāt , ˈlär- \

Definition of laureate

laureated; laureating
transitive verb
1 :to crown with or as if with a laurel wreath for excellence or achievement
2 :to appoint to the office of poet laureate

laureation

play \ˌlȯr-ē-ˈā-shən, ˌlär-\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of laureate


LAUREATE Defined for English Language Learners

laureate

noun

Definition of laureate for English Language Learners

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



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