HyperDic: poet_laureate

English > 2 senses of the expression poet laureate:
NOUNperson poet laureatea poet who is unofficially regarded as holding an honorary position in a particular group or region
person poet laureatethe poet officially appointed to the royal household in Great Britain
English > poet laureate: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA poet who is unofficially regarded as holding an honorary position in a particular group or region.
Examples
  • "she is the poet laureate of all lyricists"
  • "he is the poet laureate of Arkansas"
BroaderpoetA writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
English > poet laureate: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningThe poet officially appointed to the royal household in Great Britain.
Example"the poet laureate is expected to provide poems for great national occasions"
Broaderlaureatesomeone honored for great achievements
poetA writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
Spanishpoeta laureado

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