poet laureate
noun (plural poets laureate or poet laureates) Date: 15th century 1. a poet honored for achievement in his or her art 2. a. a poet appointed for life by an English sovereign as a member of the royal household and formerly expected to compose poems for court and national occasions b. a poet appointed annually by the United States Library of Congress as a consultant and typically involved in the promotion of poetry 3. one regarded by a country or region as its most eminent or representative poet

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  • Poet laureate — (von lat. poeta laureatus = lorbeergekrönter Dichter) ist im Vereinigten Königreich und den USA ein jeweils von Staats wegen besonders ausgezeichneter Dichter. Die Bezeichnung kommt aus der antiken Tradition, hervorragende Dichter mit einem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Poet Laureate — (von lat. poeta laureatus = lorbeergekrönter Dichter) ist im Vereinigten Königreich und den USA ein jeweils von Staats wegen besonders ausgezeichneter Dichter. Die Bezeichnung kommt aus der antiken Tradition, hervorragende Dichter mit einem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Poet laureate — Laureate Lau re*ate, a. [L. laureatus, fr. laurea laurel tree, fr. laureus of laurel, fr. laurus laurel: cf. F. laur[ e]at. Cf. {Laurel}.] Crowned, or decked, with laurel. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] To strew the laureate hearse where Lycid lies.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poet laureate — Poet Po et, n. [F. po[ e]te, L. po[ e]ta, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to make. Cf. {Poem}.] One skilled in making poetry; one who has a particular genius for metrical composition; the author of a poem; an imaginative thinker or writer. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poet laureate — n. pl. poets laureate or poet laureates 1. the court poet of England, appointed for life by the monarch, traditionally to write poems celebrating official occasions, national events, etc. 2. the official or most respected poet of any specific… …   English World dictionary

  • poet laureate — plural poets laureate n a poet who is chosen by a king, queen, president etc to write poems on important national occasions …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Poet Laureate — The plural is Poets Laureate, although Poet Laureates is often used …   Modern English usage

  • Poet Laureate — ► NOUN (pl. Poets Laureate) ▪ a poet appointed by the British sovereign to write poems for royal and official occasions …   English terms dictionary

  • Poet laureate —   [ poʊɪt lɔːrɪət, englisch; vergleiche Poeta laureatus], in England inoffiziell zuerst an B. Jonson, offiziell zuerst an J. Dryden verliehenes, honoriertes Hofamt, früher mit der Verpflichtung verbunden, zu feierlichen Anlässen Gedichte zu… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Poet Laureate — A Poet Laureate is a poet officially appointed by a government and is often expected to compose poems for State occasions and other government events. The plural form is poets laureate.In England, the term has for centuries been the title of the… …   Wikipedia

  • poet laureate — pl. poets laureate. 1. (in Great Britain) a poet appointed for life as an officer of the royal household, formerly expected to write poems in celebration of court and national events. 2. a poet recognized or acclaimed as the most eminent or… …   Universalium

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