someone honored for great achievements; figuratively someone crowned with a laurel wreath
worthy of the greatest honor or distinction
"The nation's pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his black bag"- James Traub
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.
One crowned with laurel; a poet laureate
A graduate of a university
To honor with a wreath of laurel, as formerly was done in bestowing a degree at English universities.
Crowned, or decked, with laurel.
Origin: From laureatus, from laurea, from laureus, from laurus. Compare French lauréat.
crowned, or decked, with laurel
one crowned with laurel; a poet laureate
to honor with a wreath of laurel, as formerly was done in bestowing a degree at the English universities
Origin: [L. laureatus, fr. laurea laurel tree, fr. laureus of laurel, fr. laurus laurel: cf. F. laurat. Cf. Laurel.]
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
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.
The numerical value of Laureate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Laureate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2