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What does curate mean?

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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

  2. Origin: [LL. curatus, prop., one who is charged with the care (L. cura) of souls. See Cure, n., and cf. Cur]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Curate

    kūr′āt, n. one who has the cure of souls: an inferior clergyman in the Church of England, assisting a rector or vicar.—ns. Cur′acy, Cur′ateship, the office, employment, or benefice of a curate. [Low L. curatus, from L. cura, care.]

Anagrams for curate »

  1. Acture

  2. Acuter


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of curate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of curate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. W. H. Auden:

    When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes.

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