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LAUREATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does laureate mean? 

LAUREATE (noun)
  The noun LAUREATE has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: LAUREATE used as a noun is very rare.


LAUREATE (adjective)
  The adjective LAUREATE has 1 sense:

1. worthy of the greatest honor or distinction

  Familiarity information: LAUREATE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LAUREATE (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("laureate" is a kind of...):

honoree (a recipient of honors in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "laureate"):

Nobel Laureate; Nobelist (winner of a Nobel prize)

poet laureate (the poet officially appointed to the royal household in Great Britain)


LAUREATE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Worthy of the greatest honor or distinction

Context example:

The nation's pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his black bag

Similar:

honorable; honourable (worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect)


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