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Valedictorian   /vˌælədˌɪktˈɔriən/   Listen

The student with the best grades who usually delivers the valedictory address at commencement.  Synonym: valedictory speaker.

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"Valedictorian" Quotes from Famous Books

... decession^, decampment; embarkation; outset, start; removal; exit &c (egress) 295; exodus, hejira, flight. leave taking, valediction, adieu, farewell, goodbye, auf wiedersehen [G.], sayonara, dosvidanya [Rus.], ciao, aloha, hasta la vista [Sp.]; stirrup cup; valedictorian. starting point, starting post; point of departure, point of embarkation, place of departure, place of embarkation; port of embarkation; airport, take-off point, taxiing runway, runway, launching pad, spaceport. V. depart; go away; take one's departure, set out; set off, march off, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... college, and two years later graduated, valedictorian of his class. The money he had earned in his year of probation he devoted to helping the needy members of his class to obtain an education. Gates alone received three hundred dollars, and it saved the poor fellow from leaving college a year before graduation. Walter intends to ...
— Walter Sherwood's Probation • Horatio Alger

Words linked to "Valedictorian" :   scholarly person, scholar, student, bookman

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