What does Laureate mean?

Definitions for Laureate
ˈlɔr i ɪt, ˈlɒr-Lau·re·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. laureate(adj)

    someone honored for great achievements; figuratively someone crowned with a laurel wreath

  2. laureate(adj)

    worthy of the greatest honor or distinction

    "The nation's pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his black bag"- James Traub


  1. Laureate(n.)

    A person who has been presented with an award for some distinguished achievement; as, a Nobel laureate; the Pris de Rome laureate; the Music Director Laureate; the conductor laureate.


  1. laureate(Noun)

    One crowned with laurel; a poet laureate

  2. laureate(Noun)

    A graduate of a university

  3. laureate(Verb)

    To honor with a wreath of laurel, as formerly was done in bestowing a degree at English universities.

  4. laureate(Adjective)

    Crowned, or decked, with laurel.

  5. Origin: From laureatus, from laurea, from laureus, from laurus. Compare French lauréat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laureate(adj)

    crowned, or decked, with laurel

  2. Laureate(noun)

    one crowned with laurel; a poet laureate

  3. Laureate(verb)

    to honor with a wreath of laurel, as formerly was done in bestowing a degree at the English universities

  4. Origin: [L. laureatus, fr. laurea laurel tree, fr. laureus of laurel, fr. laurus laurel: cf. F. laurat. Cf. Laurel.]


  1. Laureate

    In English, the word laureate has come to signify eminence or association with literary or military glory. It is also used for winners of the Nobel Prize.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Laureate

    law′re-āt, adj. crowned with laurel.—n. one crowned with laurel: a poet-laureate.—v.t. to crown with laurel, in token of literary merit: to confer a degree upon.—ns. Lau′reateship, office of a laureate; Laureā′tion, act of laureating or conferring a degree; Pō′et-lau′reate, formerly one who received a degree in grammar (i.e. poetry and rhetoric) at the English universities: a poet bearing that honorary title, a salaried officer in the royal household, appointed to compose annually an ode for the king's birthday and other suitable occasions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Laureate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Laureate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Laureate in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    One of the genius writers of 20th century, Hermann Hesse, Nobel Laureate and my most favorite author, wrote: "Most people...are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path." I like this quote, because it is so enlightening and powerful. It's also a constant reminder that you are the Star, and you must maintain your character - no matter what others say or do. Also not to forget that the Star does have ability to turn into Supernova, which brightens the Universe with such a powerful light that can only come from millions of Suns. Always strive to be that shining Star, and ultimately Supernova, to illuminate the world.

  2. Joe Biden:

    California Sen. Kamala Harris need to reform criminal justice, to make sure black mothers feel confident when they send their child, their son, out on the street -- he's going to be safe, we have to recognize that kid wearing the hoodie may very well be the next poet laureate and not a gang-banger.

  3. Cory Booker:

    We have to recognize that kid wearing the hoodie may very well be the next poet laureate and not a gangbanger.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    And [redacted] works for the fastest-growing college network in the world, Laureate Universities, started by Doug Becker who Bill likes a lot, it’s a for-profit model that should be represented.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We can celebrate MLK Day most appropriately by understanding and committing to the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - of Equality and Justice for all. Following the advice of young Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, we should become the voice for those without voice, those who have fought for their rights. Everyone has the right to live in peace and harmony, the right to be treated with respect and dignity, and most importantly, the right to equality. Our personal commitment to Equality and Justice is the best tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on MLK Day. God Bless America!

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