Definitions of laureate

n someone honored for great achievements; figuratively someone crowned with a laurel wreath

Nobel Laureate, Nobelist
winner of a Nobel prize
poet laureate
the poet officially appointed to the royal household in Great Britain
Type of:
a recipient of honors in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments

adj worthy of the greatest honor or distinction

“"The nation's pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his black bag"- James Traub”
honorable, honourable
worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect

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