Curate vs Verger - What's the difference?

curate | verger |

As nouns the difference between curate and verger

is that curate is an assistant rector or vicar while verger is one who carries a verge, or emblem of office.

As a verb curate

is to act as a curator for.



Etymology 1

From .


(en noun)
  • an assistant rector or vicar
  • a parish priest
  • Derived terms
    * curate's egg

    Etymology 2


  • To act as a curator for.
  • She curated the traveling exhibition.
    They carefully curated the recovered artifacts.
  • To apply selectivity and taste to, as a collection of fashion items or web pages.
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  • To work or act as a curator.
  • Not only does he curate for the museum, he manages the office and fund-raises.
    Derived terms
    * curated

    See also

    * ("curate" on Wikipedia)


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    (wikipedia verger)


    (en noun)
  • One who carries a verge, or emblem of office.
  • (chiefly, British) A lay person who takes care of the interior of a church and acts as an attendant during services, where he or she carries the verge (or virge). An usher; in major ecclesiastical landmarks, a tour guide. In the United States, the office is generally combined with that of sexton.
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  • ‘We have often seen each other,’ said Little Dorrit, recognising the sexton, or the beadle, or the verger , or whatever he was, ‘when I have been at church here.’
  • (UK) An attendant upon a dignitary, such as a bishop or dean, a justice, etc.
  • (Strype)