Laureate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlɔːriət|  American pronunciation of the word laureate
Brit.  |ˈlɒrɪət|  British pronunciation of the word laureate

noun

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

adjective

- worthy of the greatest honor or distinction

Examples

Nigeria's Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka

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

...wrote a panegyric on the centennial of the Nobel laureate's birth...

Word forms

noun
singular: laureate
plural: laureates
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