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laureate


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Laureate  \Lau"re*ate\,  n. 
  One  crowned  with  laurel;  a  poet  laureate.  ``A  learned 
  laureate.''  --Cleveland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Laureate  \Lau"re*ate\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Laureated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Laureating}.] 
  To  honor  with  a  wreath  of  laurel,  as  formerly  was  done  in 
  bestowing  a  degree  at  the  English  universities. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Laureate  \Lau"re*ate\,  a.  [L.  laureatus  fr  laurea  laurel  tree, 
  fr  laureus  of  laurel,  fr  laurus  laurel:  cf  F.  laur['e]at. 
  Cf  {Laurel}.] 
  Crowned,  or  decked,  with  laurel.  --Chaucer. 
 
  To  strew  the  laureate  hearse  where  Lycid  lies. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Soft  on  her  lap  her  laureate  son  reclines.  --Pope. 
 
  {Poet  laureate}. 
  b  One  who  received  an  honorable  degree  in  grammar, 
  including  poetry  and  rhetoric,  at  the  English 
  universities;  --  so  called  as  being  presented  with  a 
  wreath  of  laurel.  [Obs.] 
  b  Formerly,  an  officer  of  the  king's  household,  whose 
  business  was  to  compose  an  ode  annually  for  the  king's 
  birthday,  and  other  suitable  occasions;  now  a  poet 
  officially  distinguished  by  such  honorary  title,  the 
  office  being  a  sinecure.  It  is  said  this  title  was  first 
  given  in  the  time  of  Edward  IV  [Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  laureate 
  adj  :  worthy  of  the  greatest  honor  or  distinction;  "The  nation's 
  pediatrician  laureate  is  preparing  to  lay  down  his 
  black  bag"-  James  Traub 
  n  :  someone  honored  for  great  achievements;  figuratively  someone 
  crowned  with  a  laurel  wreath 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  LAUREATE,  adj  Crowned  with  leaves  of  the  laurel.  In  England  the 
  Poet  Laureate  is  an  officer  of  the  sovereign's  court,  acting  as 
  dancing  skeleton  at  every  royal  feast  and  singing-mute  at  every  royal 
  funeral.  Of  all  incumbents  of  that  high  office,  Robert  Southey  had 
  the  most  notable  knack  at  drugging  the  Samson  of  public  joy  and 
  cutting  his  hair  to  the  quick;  and  he  had  an  artistic  color-sense 
  which  enabled  him  so  to  blacken  a  public  grief  as  to  give  it  the 
  aspect  of  a  national  crime. 
 
 




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