Adjective "laureate" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


A person who is honoured with an award for outstanding creative or intellectual achievement.
  1. 'Some of the world's leading economists - including three Nobel laureates - answered this question at the Copenhagen Consensus in May, prioritising policies for improving the world.'
  2. 'The festival opened officially on June 20 with a special concert competition featuring laureates from the Inter-Atlantic Music Foundation.'
  3. 'Even though Ireland can boast of two other poets who have been internationally honoured as Nobel laureates, the Monaghan man continues to occupy a special niche in our affections.'
  4. 'To a considerable extent, a tight circle of New York intellectuals, Ivy League stars, Nobel laureates and Oxbridge luminaries replaced him and his cohort.'
  5. 'Her excellent standing might be further upgraded this autumn when one of the silver laureates will win the Golden Magnolia Award.'
  6. 'Including this year's laureates, this honor has been bestowed on 120 individuals and 12 companies.'
  7. 'The list was developed in a series of winnowing steps and overseen by economists, with the final panel including three Nobel laureates.'
  8. 'There are performances by the Kirov Ballet, a symposium of 25 Nobel laureates, concerts and the opportunity to visit outstanding museums and galleries.'
  9. 'About those, he says that three quarters of all Nobel laureates in science, medicine, and economics have lived and worked in the U.S. in recent decades.'
  10. 'The Robert Burns Humanitarian Award won't endow winners with the millions showered on Nobel laureates, but it is as ambitious and international in scope.'
  11. 'The poet laureate's role is not new to him as he has been the laureate of Glasgow, where he has lived most of his life and was Professor of English until retiring in 1980.'
  12. 'A talk among three former U.S. poet laureates, and the current laureate was especially telling.'
  13. 'Whether the laureate speaks for poets, poetry, or the public isn't entirely clear.'


Wreathed with laurel as a mark of honour.


    1. a person who has been honored for achieving distinction in a particular field or with a particular award: a Nobel laureate.

    2. poet laureate. adjective

    3. deserving or having special recognition for achievement, as for poetry (often used immediately after the noun that is modified): poet laureate; conjurer laureate.

    4. having special distinction or recognition in a field: the laureate men of science.

    5. crowned or decked with laurel as a mark of honor.

    6. consisting o

    More examples(as adjective)

    "bishops can be laureate."

    "visits can be laureate."

    "weeks can be laureate."

    "turns can be laureate."

    "talks can be laureate."

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    Late Middle English (as an adjective): from Latin laureatus, from laurea ‘laurel wreath’, from laurus ‘laurel’.