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lau·re·ate

laureate

 
 
pronunciation:
lor ri iht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: given especial honor or high praise, esp. by an official body.
The poet and playwright John Dryden was the first poet laureate of England.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one honored for achievement in a particular field or by a particular award, esp. in the arts or sciences.
He is a Nobel laureate in economics.She has been a laureate in both prestigious piano competitions.
definition 2: see poet laureate.
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derivation: laureateship (n.)