Definition of laureate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlɒriət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɔːriət//
    , NAmE//ˈlɑːriət//
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  1. 1a person who has been given an official honour or prize for something important they have achieved a Nobel laureate
  2. 2= Poet Laureate
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (as an adjective): from Latin laureatus, from laurea ‘laurel wreath’, from laurus ‘laurel’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: laureate

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