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Definitions of laureate

  1. worthy of the greatest honor or distinction; "The nation's pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his black bag"- James Traub Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. someone honored for great achievements; figuratively someone crowned with a laurel wreath Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Crowned, or decked, with laurel. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. One crowned with laurel; a poet laureate. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To honor with a wreath of laurel, as formerly was done in bestowing a degree at the English universities. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Decked or crowned with laurel; hence, worthy of honor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. One crowned with laurel; poet laureate, a title given by the English monarch to a poet whose duty is to compose poems for national occasions. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Laureateship. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Crowned with laurel. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. One crowned with laurel: the poet - laureate or court poet. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To crown with laurel, in token of literary merit: to confer a degree upon. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Title of honor conterred upon a poet. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. The poet invested with the title of laureate by the crown. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. One crowned with laurel. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To honour with a degree in the university, and a wreath of laurel. Poet laureate, an officer of the royal household, whose business it was to compose a royal birthday ode, or celebrate some victory, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Decked or invested with laurel; Poet-Laureate, a poet with an annual salary from the Crown, formerly required to compose an ode on the birthday of the sovereign, now only an honorary office or sinecure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. In English law. An officer of the household of the sovereign, whose business formerly consisted only in composing an ode annually, on tiie sovereign's birthday, and on the new year; sometimes also, though rarely, on occasion of any remarkable victory. thelawdictionary.org
  18. 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. dictgcide_fs
  19. law're-[=a]t, 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; LAURE[=A]'TION, act of laureating or conferring a degree; P[=O]'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. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. Wreathed with, (of wreath) consisting of, laurel; worthy of laurels as poet (poet l., or l. as n., poet receiving stipend as writer of Court odes, whence laureateship n.), or for eloquence &c. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. [L.] The dignity of poet-laureate, bestowed in the fourteenth century on Petrarch, is said to have been suggested by the tradition of the crowning of Virgil and Horace with laurel wreaths in the Roman Capitol. In England, poets-laureate were sometimes created by the universities as well as by the king. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  22. n. A poet attached to the royal household, and composing verses for state or festive occasions— the office now is honorary. Cabinet Dictionary

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