What does Laureate mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term Laureate:

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.


  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

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