poet laureate


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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)
Translations

poet laureate

nHofdichter(in) m(f), → Poeta laureatus m
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He secured a lucrative share in the profits of the King's Playhouse, one of the two theaters of the time which alone were allowed to present regular plays, and he held the mainly honorary positions of poet laureate and historiographer-royal.
He had the further mortification of seeing the very Shadwell whom he had so unsparingly ridiculed replace him as poet laureate. These reverses, however, he met with his characteristic manly fortitude, and of his position as the acknowledged head of English letters he could not be deprived; his chair at 'Will's' coffee-house was the throne of an unquestioned monarch.
Among them towers the Poet Laureate, to whom perhaps Higgins may owe his Miltonic sympathies, though here again I must disclaim all portraiture.
Forgive me, and entreat Fortune, as well as thou canst, to deliver us out of this miserable strait we are both in; and I promise to put a crown of laurel on thy head, and make thee look like a poet laureate, and give thee double feeds."
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.
"It might be London." She looked at the two rows of English people who were sitting at the table; at the row of white bottles of water and red bottles of wine that ran between the English people; at the portraits of the late Queen and the late Poet Laureate that hung behind the English people, heavily framed; at the notice of the English church (Rev.
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