- 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 curated
His colleague at the British Museum, Dr. Jeremy Hill, who curated the 100 Objects book, opted for the word processor.We All Have a Rosebud in Our Pasts
October 15, 2014
Campbell describes the books on his shelves as a “curated” collection.Amazon Won’t Kill the Indie Bookstore
July 30, 2014
The photos are curated by Burns, who dubs himself “Blogger Bob” and is based in Ohio.The TSA’s Insane Instagram Feed
July 14, 2014
One signal was the 2011 show at Helly Nahmad, New York pairing Soutine and Bacon and curated by Maurice Tuchman and Esti Dunow.The Art World’s New Gang War
May 1, 2014
In the catalogue, Mellors says that the trio of selectors “have not curated anything.”These Young Artists Want You to Feel Something
November 29, 2013
- 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 curated
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.