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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lau·re·ate /ˈlɔriˌet, ˈlɑr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lau·re·ate, n.
 1. One crowned with laurel; a poet laureate. “A learned laureate.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lau·re·ate a.  Crowned, or decked, with laurel.
    To strew the laureate hearse where Lycid lies.   --Milton.
    Soft on her lap her laureate son reclines.   --Pope.
 Poet laureate. (b) One who received an honorable degree in grammar, including poetry and rhetoric, at the English universities; -- so called as being presented with a wreath of laurel. [Obs.] (b) Formerly, an officer of the king's household, whose business was to compose an ode annually for the king's birthday, and other suitable occasions; now, a poet officially distinguished by such honorary title, the office being a sinecure. It is said this title was first given in the time of Edward IV. [Eng.] (c) A poet who has been publicly recognized as the most pre-eminent poet of a country or region; as, the poet laureate of the United States.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lau·re·ate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Laureated p. pr. & vb. n. Laureating ] To honor with a wreath of laurel, as formerly was done in bestowing a degree at the English universities.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : worthy of the greatest honor or distinction; "The nation's
            pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his
            black bag"- James Traub
      n : someone honored for great achievements; figuratively someone
          crowned with a laurel wreath