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Definition of "curator" []

  • One who manages or oversees, as the administrative director of a museum collection or a library. (noun)
  • The administrative head of a museum, art gallery, or similar institution (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A guardian of a minor, mentally ill person, etc (noun)

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Use "curator" in a sentence
  • ""These additions are just carrying on the tradition of a dictionary that has always sought to be progressive and up to date," OED said in an online statement, describing itself as a word curator that had always "sought primarily to cover the language of its own time.""
  • "But don't the size fool you; here exists a direct correlation between scale and, yes, piety as befits the derivations of the word curator: late Middle English noun, an ecclesiastical pastor, or, more appropriate here, the Latin verb, "to cure"."
  • "A Nova Scotia science museum curator is writing a book on sea monsters."