- laurel and hardy,
- laurel cherry,
- laurel family
Origin of laureate
Examples from the Web for laureate
At that first meeting, activists elected Nobel laureate Andrei Sakharov to be the chair for their society.The Kremlin’s Plan to Erase Russia’s Memory and Its Conscience|Anna Nemtsova|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The West awarded him the Nobel prize for literature in 1987 and America made Brodsky its poet laureate in 1991.
It was Independent People, by Nobel laureate Haldor Laxness, that put modern Icelandic literature on the global map.
The playwright Jon Fosse could avoid the curse of Henrik Ibsen to become a Norwegian dramatist Nobel laureate.Nobel Literature Prize Favorites for Dummies, According to the Bookies|Jimmy So|October 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Irish poet and Nobel laureate, who died Friday at the age of 74, was often called accessible, as if it were a handicap.Seamus Heaney, 1939-2013: Accessible, Yes, and Beautiful|Jimmy So|August 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Burns has pictured the scene in his 'Jolly Beggars,' and he is the laureate of the night.
As the soldiers' laureate puts it "Duke's son and cook's son," with rival haste responded to the martial call.
It has long degenerated into a mere personal bickering between the Laureate and Butler.Vivian Grey|Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
Mr. Dryden, the famous poet and now laureate, came to give me a visit.The Diary of John Evelyn, Volume II (of 2)|John Evelyn
These emoluments, rights, and privileges have been matters of Laureate dispute, even to the days of Southey.
adjective (usually immediately postpositive)
Word Origin for laureate
late 14c., from Latin laureatus "crowned with laurels," from laurea "laurel crown" (emblematic of victory or distinction in poetry), from fem. of laureus "of laurel," from laurus "laurel." Laureat poete first found in "Canterbury Tales" (form with the noun before the adjective, in imitation of Latin word order, is from c.1400 in English); the first official one was probably Ben Jonson (1638), though the first recorded one was Dryden (1668). Extended to Nobel prize winners, 1947. As a noun, 1520s, from the adjective. Related: Laureateship.