Laureate

Definition of Laureate

Lau´re`ate
a.1.Crowned, or decked, with laurel.
To strew the laureate hearse where Lycid lies.
- Milton.
Soft on her lap her laureate son reclines.
- Pope.
Poet laureate
b - One who received an honorable degree in grammar, including poetry and rhetoric, at the English universities; - so called as being presented with a wreath of laurel.
b - Formerly, an officer of the king's household, whose business was to compose an ode annually for the king's birthday, and other suitable occasions; now, a poet officially distinguished by such honorary title, the office being a sinecure. It is said this title was first given in the time of Edward IV.
c - A poet who has been publicly recognized as the most pre-eminent poet of a country or region; as, the poet laureate of the United States.
n.1.One crowned with laurel; a poet laureate.
2.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.
v. i.1.To honor with a wreath of laurel, as formerly was done in bestowing a degree at the English universities.
[imp. & p. p. Laureated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Laureating .]

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