Definition of Minister in English :

Define Minister in English

Minister meaning in English

Meaning of Minister in English

Pronunciation of Minister in English

Minister pronunciation in English

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Minister

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Noun

1. curate, minister, minister of religion, parson, pastor, rector

a person authorized to conduct religious worship

Example Sentences:
'clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches'

2. government minister, minister

a person appointed to a high office in the government

Example Sentences:
'Minister of Finance'

3. diplomatic minister, minister

a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador

4. minister

the job of a head of a government department

Verb

5. minister

attend to the wants and needs of others

Example Sentences:
'I have to minister to my mother all the time'

6. minister

work as a minister

Example Sentences:
'She is ministering in an old parish'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Minister

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noun
1. 
(esp in Presbyterian and some Nonconformist Churches) a member of the clergy
2. 
a person appointed to head a government department
3. 
any diplomatic agent accredited to a foreign government or head of state
4. 
short for minister plenipotentiary or envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary
envoy1 (sense 1)
5. Also called (in full): minister resident
a diplomat ranking after an envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary
6. 
a person who attends to the needs of others, esp in religious matters
7. 
a person who acts as the agent or servant of a person or thing
verb
8. (intransitive; often foll by to)
to attend to the needs (of); take care (of)
9. (transitive) archaic
to provide; supply

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Minister

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noun
1. 
a person acting for another as agent and carrying out given orders or designs
; specif.,
a. 
a person appointed by the head of a government to take charge of some department
b. 
a diplomatic officer sent to a foreign nation to represent his or her government, usually ranking below an ambassador
2. 
a. 
anyone authorized to carry out or assist in the spiritual functions of a church
b. 
an ordained member of a Protestant church; esp., a pastor
3. 
the superior of certain Roman Catholic religious orders
4. 
a person or thing thought of as serving as the agent of some power, force, etc.
a minister of evil
verb transitive Archaic
5. 
to supply; provide
6. 
to administer
verb intransitive
7. 
to serve as a minister in a church
8. 
to give help (to)

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Minister

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n.
1.
a. One who is authorized to perform religious functions in a Christian church, especially a Protestant church.
b. Roman Catholic Church The superior in certain orders.
2. A high officer of state appointed to head an executive or administrative department of government.
3. An authorized diplomatic representative of a government, usually ranking next below an ambassador.
4. A person serving as an agent for another by carrying out specified orders or functions.
v. min·is·tered, min·is·ter·ing, min·is·ters
v.intr.
1. To attend to the wants and needs of others: Volunteers ministered to the homeless after the flood. See Synonyms at tend2.
2. To perform the functions of a cleric.
v.tr.
To administer or dispense (a sacrament, for example).

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