Meaning of poet laureate
— pl. poets laureate.
- (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.
- a poet recognized or acclaimed as the most eminent or representative of a country or locality.
- (formerly) a poet whose efforts were officially recognized, as by a sovereign, university, etc.
- poet laureate (Thesaurus)