Definitions for curateˈkyʊər ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cu•rateˈkyʊər ɪt(n.)

  1. a cleric assisting a rector or vicar.

    Category: British, Religion

  2. a cleric in charge of a parish.

    Category: Religion

Origin of curate:

1300–50; ME curat (< AF) < ML cūrātus= L cūr(a) care +-ātus -ate1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. curate, minister of religion, minister, parson, pastor, rector(noun)

    a person authorized to conduct religious worship

    "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"


  1. curate(Verb)

    To act as a curator for.

  2. curate(Verb)

    To apply selectivity and taste to, as a collection of fashion items or web pages.

  3. curate

    To work or act as a curator.

    Not only does he curate for the museum, he manages the office and fund-raises.

  4. Origin: From curatus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Curate(noun)

    one who has the cure of souls; originally, any clergyman, but now usually limited to one who assists a rector or vicar


  1. Curate

    A curate is a person who is invested with the care or cure of souls of a parish. In this sense "curate" correctly means a parish priest but in English-speaking countries the term curate is commonly used of assistant clergy to the parish priest. The duties or office of a curate are called a curacy.

Anagrams of curate

  1. Acture

  2. Acuter

Translations for curate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a clergyman in the Church of England assisting a rector or vicar.

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