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Definition 1: the poet officially appointed to the royal household in Great Britain - [noun denoting person]

Samples where poet laureate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the poet laureate is expected to provide poems for great national occasions

(poet laureate is a kind of ...) someone honored for great achievements; figuratively someone crowned with a laurel wreath

(poet laureate is a kind of ...) a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)

Definition 2: a poet who is unofficially regarded as holding an honorary position in a particular group or region - [noun denoting person]

Samples where poet laureate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she is the poet laureate of all lyricists
  • he is the poet laureate of Arkansas

(poet laureate is a kind of ...) a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)

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