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poet laureate

n. pl. poets laureate or poet laureates
1. A poet appointed to a position of honor by a British monarch and expected to write poems on occasions of national importance.
2. A poet appointed to a similar honorary position or honored for artistic excellence.
3. A poet acclaimed as the most excellent or most representative of a locality or group.

poet laureate

n, pl poets laureate
(Poetry) Brit the poet appointed as court poet of Britain who is given a post as an officer of the Royal Household. The first was Ben Jonson in 1616

po′et lau′reate


n.

pl. poets laureate.
1. (in Great Britain) a poet appointed for life as an officer of the royal household.
2. a poet recognized as the most eminent of a country or locality.
3. (in the U.S.) a poet appointed for a term as the national laureate poet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poet laureate - a poet who is unofficially regarded as holding an honorary position in a particular group or region; "she is the poet laureate of all lyricists"; "he is the poet laureate of Arkansas"
poet - a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
2.poet laureate - the poet officially appointed to the royal household in Great Britain; "the poet laureate is expected to provide poems for great national occasions"
laureate - someone honored for great achievements; figuratively someone crowned with a laurel wreath
poet - a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
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poet laureate

nHofdichter(in) m(f), → Poeta laureatus m
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