Definitions for valedictorianˌvæl ɪ dɪkˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

val•e•dic•to•ri•anˌvæl ɪ dɪkˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-(n.)

  1. a student, usu. the one ranking highest academically in a graduating class, who delivers the valedictory.

    Category: Education

Origin of valedictorian:

1750–60, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. valedictorian, valedictory speaker(noun)

    the student with the best grades who usually delivers the valedictory address at commencement

Wiktionary

  1. valedictorian(Noun)

    The individual in a graduating class who delivers the farewell or valedictory address, usually the person who graduates with the highest grades.

  2. valedictorian(Noun)

    The individual in a graduating class who graduates with the highest grades.

  3. Origin: Formed 1759, from valediction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valedictorian(noun)

    one who pronounces a valedictory address; especially, in American colleges, the student who pronounces the valedictory of the graduating class at the annual commencement, usually the student who ranks first in scholarship

Freebase

  1. Valedictorian

    Valedictorian is an academic title conferred upon the student who delivers the closing or farewell statement at a graduation ceremony. The chosen valedictorian is usually the student with the highest ranking among his or her graduating class. The term is an anglicized derivation of the Latin vale dicere, historically rooted in the valedictorian's traditional role as the final speaker at the graduation ceremony. The valedictory address generally is considered a final farewell to classmates, before they disperse to pursue their individual paths after graduating. The term is most often used in the USA, Canada, and The Philippines. Its equivalent in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Iceland, and Scotland is dux. Its equivalent in France is "Major de promotion".


Translations for valedictorian

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

valedictorian(noun)

(American) the student with the highest grades in a graduating class who gives a speech at the graduation ceremony.

  • afskeidsgroeterAfrikaans
  • طالِب يُلْقي كَلِمة التَّخْريجArabic
  • ам. студент отличникBulgarian
  • orador da turmaPortuguese (BR)
  • student pronášející řeč na oslavě u příležitosti ukončení studiaCzech
  • der PrimusGerman
  • dygtigste elevDanish
  • ο αριστούχος μαθητής που εκφωνεί λόγο κατά την τελετή αποφοίτησηςGreek
  • el estudiante con notas más altas, que pronuncia un discurso en la ceremonia de graduaciónSpanish
  • (kolledži lõpuaktusel) kõnet pidav abiturientEstonian
  • ایرادکنندۀ سخنرانی بدرودFarsi
  • priimusFinnish
  • major de la promotion qui fait son discours lors de la cérémonie de remise des diplômesFrench
  • נוֹאֵם נְאוּם פְּרִידָהHebrew
  • najboljiđak koji drži oproštajni govor u ime svoje generacijeCroatian
  • évfolyamelső (aki tanévzáráskor búcsúbeszédet mond)Hungarian
  • juara kelasIndonesian
  • (studente che pronuncia il discorso di fine anno)Italian
  • (告別演説をする)卒業生代表Japanese
  • 졸업생 대표Korean
  • absolventas, sakantis atsisveikinimo kalbąLithuanian
  • students, kas izlaiduma ceremonijā saka atvadu runuLatvian
  • wakil pelajar untuk majlis konvokesyenMalay
  • student die de afscheidstoespraak tijdens de diploma-uitreiking geeftDutch
  • preseterist, beste elevNorwegian
  • student wygłaszający mowę pożegnalnąPolish
  • выпускник, произносящий прощальную речьRussian
  • študent s najlepšími výsledkami v maturitnom ročníku prednášajúci rozlúčkový prejavSlovak
  • študent, ki ima govor na zaključni proslaviSlovenian
  • student generacijeSerbian
  • kursetta som håller tal vid avslutningsceremoninSwedish
  • ผู้แทนผู้เรียนที่กล่าวสุนทรพจน์ในวันรับประกาศนียบัตรThai
  • diploma töreninde konuşma yapan sınıf birincisiTurkish
  • (美)畢業班成績最優秀,並在畢業典禮代表致辭的畢業生Chinese (Trad.)
  • студент-випускник, що виголошує прощальну промовуUkrainian
  • درجۂ فضیلت میں ممتاز آنے والے طالب علم کی الوداعی تقریرUrdu
  • đại biểu học sinh đọc diễn văn từ biệt trong lễ tốt nghiệpVietnamese
  • (美)致告别辞的学生Chinese (Simp.)

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