What does laureate mean?

Definitions for laureate
ˈlɔr i ɪt, ˈlɒr-lau·re·ate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word laureate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. laureateadjective

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

  2. laureateadjective

    worthy of the greatest honor or distinction

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

GCIDE

  1. Laureatenoun

    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.

Wiktionary

  1. laureatenoun

    One crowned with laurel; a poet laureate

  2. laureatenoun

    A graduate of a university

  3. laureateverb

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

  4. laureateadjective

    Crowned, or decked, with laurel.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Laureateadjective

    Decked or invested with a laurel.

    Etymology: laureatus, Lat.

    Bid Amaranthus all his beauty shed,
    And daffodillies fill their cups with tears,
    To strew the laureate hearse where Lycid lies, John Milton.

    Soft on her lap her laureate son reclines. Dunciad.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laureateadjective

    crowned, or decked, with laurel

  2. Laureatenoun

    one crowned with laurel; a poet laureate

  3. Laureateverb

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

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. The Tibetan spiritual leader:

    She already has the Nobel Peace Prize, a Nobel Laureate, so morally she should ... make efforts to reduce this tension between the Buddhist community and Muslim community, i actually told her she should speak more openly.

  2. Joe Biden:

    We 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 gangbanger.

  3. 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!

  4. Jerry P. Bolton:

    “…Aberjhani the new Savannah has a hero a poet laureate, maybe a poet hero they respond to this poet, awards, honors galore, ever sat down and read Aberjhani’s stuff mean really read it …Savannah spawned something here, Johnny Mercer meet Aberjhani…”

  5. 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.

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