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preach·er

 (prē′chər)
n.
One who preaches, especially one who publicly proclaims the gospel for an occupation.

preacher

(ˈpriːtʃə)
n
1. (Protestantism) a person who has the calling and function of preaching the Christian Gospel, esp a Protestant clergyman
2. a person who preaches

Preacher

(ˈpriːtʃə)
n
(Bible) the Preacher Bible the author of Ecclesiastes or the book of Ecclesiastes

preach•er

(ˈpri tʃər)

n.
1. a person whose occupation or function it is to preach the gospel.
2. a person who preaches.
[1175–1225; Middle English precho(u)r < Old French prech(e)or, earlier preëch(e)or < Late Latin praedicātor. See preach, -or2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.preacher - someone whose occupation is preaching the gospelpreacher - someone whose occupation is preaching the gospel
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
evangelist, gospeler, gospeller, revivalist - a preacher of the Christian gospel

preacher

noun clergyman, minister, parson, missionary, evangelist, revivalist a self-educated Methodist lay preacher

preacher

noun
A person ordained for service in a Christian church:
Informal: reverend.
Translations
واعِظ
kazatel-ka
prædikant
igehirdetõ
predikari
kazateľ
pridigar

preacher

[ˈpriːtʃəʳ] N [of sermon] → predicador(a) m/f (US) (= minister) → pastor(a) m/f

preacher

[ˈpriːtʃər] n
(= giver of sermon) → prédicateur m
(US) (= clergyman) → pasteur m

preacher

nPrediger(in) m(f); (fig: = moralizer) → Moralprediger(in) m(f); all these preachers of détentealle diese Entspannungsprediger

preacher

[ˈpriːtʃəʳ] n (of sermon) → predicatore m (Am) (minister) → pastore m

preach

(priːtʃ) verb
1. to give a talk (called a sermon), usually during a religious service, about religious or moral matters. The vicar preached (a sermon) on/about pride.
2. to speak to someone as though giving a sermon. Don't preach at me!
3. to advise. He preaches caution.
ˈpreacher noun
References in classic literature ?
But, concerning the life that is to come, major; I have heard preachers say, in the settlements, that heaven was a place of rest.
After the revolution, all the intellectual, artistic, and spiritual activities of men would be cared for by such "free associations"; romantic novelists would be supported by those who liked to read romantic novels, and impressionist painters would be supported by those who liked to look at impressionist pictures--and the same with preachers and scientists, editors and actors and musicians.
The trader had arrived at that stage of Christian and political perfection which has been recommended by some preachers and politicians of the north, lately, in which he had completely overcome every humane weakness and prejudice.
The amphitheatre was packed, from the bull-ring to the highest row - twelve thousand people in one circling mass, one slanting, solid mass - royalties, nobles, clergy, ladies, gentlemen, state officials, generals, admirals, soldiers, sailors, lawyers, thieves, merchants, brokers, cooks, housemaids, scullery-maids, doubtful women, dudes, gamblers, beggars, loafers, tramps, American ladies, gentlemen, preachers, English ladies, gentlemen, preachers, German ditto, French ditto, and so on and so on, all the world represented: Spaniards to admire and praise, foreigners to enjoy and go home and find fault - there they were, one solid, sloping, circling sweep of rippling and flashing color under the downpour of the summer sun - just a garden, a gaudy, gorgeous flower-garden
The preachers had high platforms to stand on at one end of the sheds.
That is the main charm of heaven - there's all kinds here - which wouldn't be the case if you let the preachers tell it.
We have had three or four preachers there at a time.
It is with that kind of love," said Sancho, "I have heard preachers say we ought to love our Lord, for himself alone, without being moved by the hope of glory or the fear of punishment; though for my part, I would rather love and serve him for what he could do.
Ay, and observe--it just occurs to me that the Puritans are furious against Buckingham, and their preachers designate him as the Antichrist.
But t' hear some o' them preachers, you'd think as a man must be doing nothing all's life but shutting's eyes and looking what's agoing on inside him.
We may be thankful that our preachers are beginning to take a nobler view of life.
They are known to the largest part only as preachers.