What does the word curate mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A rector's or a vicar's assistant.

Usage examples for curate

  1. Mr. Saul, the curate, had made an offer to Fanny. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  2. Educated at the University of Aberdeen; ordained priest, 1858, and became curate of St. Paul's, London, Ontario. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  3. The curate who 'ad come over to take 'is place for a time, and who took the names of people for the Flower Show, did point out to 'im that he was spoiling 'is chances, but Peter was so rude to 'im that he didn't stay long enough to say much. – Light Freights, Complete by W. W. Jacobs