- 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 curating
“When curating this season we agreed upon one simple rule,” Alex Kalman, a co-creator of the project, told The Atlantic.New York’s Tiniest—and Weirdest—Museum
May 29, 2014
The famed rapper is teaming up with Barneys New York this holiday season, curating the department store's Christmas offerings.Victoria Beckham to Collaborate With Skype; Jay Z Teams Up With Barneys New York for Holiday Collection
The Fashion Beast Team
September 25, 2013
Her curating had that same mix of qualities, preferring loose links between works to hammered-out argument.A First Taste of Documenta
June 6, 2012
- 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 curating
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.