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laureate

LAU'REATE, a. [L. laureatus, from laurea, a laurel.]

Decked or invested with laurel; as laureate hearse.

Soft on her lap her laureate son reclines.

Poet laureate, in Great Britain, an officer of the king's household, whose business is to compose an ode annually for the king's birthday, and for the new year. It is said this title was first given him in the time of Edward IV.

LAU'REATE, v.t. To honor with a degree in the university, and a present of a wreath of laurel.




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LAU'REATE, a. [L. laureatus, from laurea, a laurel.]

Decked or invested with laurel; as laureate hearse.

Soft on her lap her laureate son reclines.

Poet laureate, in Great Britain, an officer of the king's household, whose business is to compose an ode annually for the king's birthday, and for the new year. It is said this title was first given him in the time of Edward IV.

LAU'REATE, v.t. To honor with a degree in the university, and a present of a wreath of laurel.


LAU'RE-ATE, a. [L. laureatus, from laurea, a laurel.]

Decked or invested with laurel; as, laureate hearse. – Milton. Soft on her lap her laureate son reclines. – Pope. Poet laureate, in Great Britain, an officer of the king's household, whose business is to compose an ode annually for, the king's birth-day, and for the new year. It is said this title was first given him in the time of Edward IV. – Encyc.


LAU'RE-ATE, v.t.

To honor with a degree in the university, and a present of a wreath of laurel. – Warton.


Lau"re*ate
  1. Crowned, or decked, with laurel.

    Chaucer.

    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.]

  2. One crowned with laurel; a poet laureate.

    "A learned laureate." Cleveland.
  3. To honor with a wreath of laurel, as formerly was done in bestowing a degree at the English universities.
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Laureate

LAU'REATE, adjective [Latin laureatus, from laurea, a laurel.]

Decked or invested with laurel; as laureate hearse.

Soft on her lap her laureate son reclines.

Poet laureate in Great Britain, an officer of the king's household, whose business is to compose an ode annually for the king's birthday, and for the new year. It is said this title was first given him in the time of Edward IV.

LAU'REATE, verb transitive To honor with a degree in the university, and a present of a wreath of laurel.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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EXPRESS', v.t. [L. expressum, exprimo; ex and premo, to press. See Press.]

1. To press or squeeze out; to force out by pressure; as, to express the juice of grapes or of apples.

2. To utter; to declare in words; to speak. He expressed his ideas or his meaning with precision. His views were expressed in very intelligible terms.

3. To write or engrave; to represent in written words or language. The covenants in the deed are well expressed.

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So kids and whelps their sires and dams express.

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Each skilful artist shall express thy form.

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A downcast eye or look may express humility, shame or guilt.

7. To denote; to designate.

Moses and Aaron took these men, who are expressed by their names. Num.1.

8. To extort; to elicit. [Little used.]

EXPRESS', a. Plain; clear; expressed; direct not ambiguous. We are informed in express terms or words. The terms of the contract are express.

1. Given in direct terms; not implied or left to inference. This is the express covenant or agreement. We have his express consent. We have an express law on the subject. Express warranty; express malice.

2. Copied; resembling; bearing an exact representation.

His face express.

3. Intended or sent for a particular purpose, or on a particular errand; as, to send a messenger express.

EXPRESS', n. A messenger sent on a particular errand or occasion; usually, a courier sent to communicate information of an important event, or to deliver; important dispatches. It is applied also to boats or vessels sent to convey important information.

1. A message sent.

2. A declaration in plain terms. [Not in use.]

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