- Chiefly British. a member of the clergy employed to assist a rector or vicar.
- any ecclesiastic entrusted with the cure of souls, as a parish priest.
- to take charge of (a museum) or organize (an art exhibit): to curate a photography show.
- to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation, as music or website content: “We curate our merchandise with a sharp eye for trending fashion,” the store manager explained.
Origin of curate
Examples from the Web for curate
For his blog, Otting teams with his mom to curate each post.Which Preteen Fashion Blogger Will Be Tavi 2.0?
June 16, 2014
And, the moderators attempt to curate the content with the same respect.How the Syrian War Subreddit Scoops Mainstream Media
November 7, 2013
The first stage of his Imago Mundi collection has taken Benetton and his team five years to curate.Luciano Benetton’s Imago Mundi Exhibition Opens in Venice
August 28, 2013
Last year, festival director Laszlo Jakab Orsos had the idea of asking a special writer to curate a book bag.Pulitzer Winner Jennifer Egan’s PEN Festival Book Bag
April 23, 2012
According to Diamond, Deitch called him a year ago to propose that he curate Transmission: LA and has been very hands-on since.Mike D. Curates ‘Transmission LA’ at MOCA Los Angeles
April 20, 2012
He is a curate—a Welsh curate;—you are yet Mr. Beaufort, a rich and a great man.Night and Morning, Complete
A propos of the curate, I forgot to tell you that he is here.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
Why did women treat him as though he were a curate and Vernon as though he were a god?The Incomplete Amorist
It was a priest, however, the curate of the parish, who now occupied the house.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
They rested now upon the bride, now upon the bridegroom, now upon the faces of the rector and his curate.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
- a clergyman appointed to assist a parish priest
- a clergyman who has the charge of a parish (curate-in-charge)
- Irish an assistant barman
- (tr) to be in charge of (an art exhibition or museum)
Word Origin and History for curate
late 14c., "spiritual guide," from Medieval Latin curatus "one responsible for the care (of souls)," from Latin curatus, past participle of curare "to take care of" (see cure (v.)). Church of England sense of "paid deputy priest of a parish" first recorded 1550s.