pastor definition

  • noun:
    • A Christian minister or priest having religious charge over a congregation or other team.
    • A layperson having spiritual fee over one or team.
    • A shepherd.
    • A shepherd; an individual who tends to a flock of animals.
    • A minister or a priest in a Christian church.
    • A shepherd; one that has the proper care of flocks and herds.
    • A guardian; a keeper; particularly (Eccl.), a minister having the fee of a church and parish.
    • A species of starling (Pastor roseus), indigenous of the plains of Western Asia and Eastern European countries. Its head is crested and shiny greenish black, as well as its back is rosy. It feeds mainly upon locusts.
    • one that has the proper care of a flock or herd; a herdsman; specifically, a shepherd.
    • A minister or clergyman put in in accordance with the usages of some Christian denomination in control of a particular church or body of churches.
    • [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of sturnoid passerine birds having the mind crested while the plumage in part rosecolored, as P. roseus of European countries; the rosestarlings: so-named from organization with cattle, like cow-bird, etc. Also called Thremmaphilus, Gracula, by various other names.
    • A bird with this genus.
    • Synonyms Clergyman, Divine, etc. See minister.
    • A fish, Nomeus gronovii, which life into the exotic elements of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and swims close to the surface in instead deep-water. It is found among the tentacles associated with the Portuguese man-of-war.
    • just the rose-colored starlings; in certain classifications considered another genus
    • a person authorized to carry out religious worship
  • verb-transitive:
    • To provide or become pastor of.
  • verb:
    • To offer a congregation as pastor
  • others:
    • To shepherd, literally or figuratively.

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