Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “curate”

See all translations

curate

noun [C] uk   /ˈkjʊə.rət/ us    /ˈkjʊr.ət/
a priest of the lowest rank, especially in the Church of England, whose job is to help the vicar (= priest of a particular area)

curate

verb [T] /kjʊˈreɪt/ us  /kjɝːˈeɪt/
to be in charge of a museum, a collection of art, or a particular exhibition or arts festival: Museum director Hugh Davies curated the exhibition.
Translations of “curate”
in Spanish cura…
in French vicaire…
in German der Hilfspfarrer…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指英國國教會的)助理牧師…
in Russian викарий…
in Turkish rahip yardımcısı…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指英国国教会的)助理牧师…
in Polish wikary…
(Definition of curate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of curate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “curate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck

the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More