laureate laureate  /ˈlɔ ri ət/


  1. (n) someone honored for great achievements; figuratively someone crowned with a laurel wreath
  2. (adj) worthy of the greatest honor or distinction


  1. He says one of his predecessors told him that being poet laureate means you basically spend a year explaining what the poet laureate is.
  2. The first de facto laureate was Ben Jonson, who received a pension from King James I in 1616.


  1. Press Releases: Remarks at the World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony

    Remarks at the World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Benjamin Franklin Room Washington, DC June 19, 2013 SECRETARY KERRY: Ken – excuse me – thank you very, very much. Welcome everybody to the Franklin Room, to the State Department, and to this wonderful celebration of creativity, commitment, audacity, all at the same time. And I’m particularly ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: U.S. Department of State

  2. Duke Economist Discusses the Work of Nobel Laureate Robert Fogel

    The Nobel laureate, Chicago-school economist Robert W. Fogel passed away on June 11. Professor John Komlos, the new Director of Admissions for Duke Economics Master’s Program, worked closely under Fogel. This life changing experience continues to influence how Komlos interacts with students today.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Duke University

  3. Pacifica weighs in on the tradition of poet laureate

    Pacifica's first poet laureate, Rod Clark, was appointed to the post in 2003 and remained poet laureate until his death on April 2.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Pacifica Tribune

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  1. "I wish to convey my best wishes to Aung San Suu Kyi, the world's only imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate, on the occasion of her 65th birthday on June 19," Obama said in his message. "I once again call on the Burmese government to release Aung...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  2. "I am pleased and honored to be a part of such a significant effort to recognize and support teachers throughout the world," said Secretary Riley. "I am very proud of the work being done by Laureate to strengthen society through education."
    on Dec 3, 2008 By: Richard Riley Source: MarketWatch

  3. "Each of these six outstanding individuals to be inducted as our 30th Annual Laureate Class of 2008 has made a significant and valuable contribution to the Canadian business community, the country's economy and quality of life in Canada," said...
    on Nov 20, 2007 By: Frank McKenna Source: Market Wire (press release)

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