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pas·tor

 (păs′tər)
n.
1. A Christian minister or priest having spiritual charge over a congregation or other group.
2. A layperson having spiritual charge over a person or group.
3. A shepherd.
tr.v. pas·tored, pas·tor·ing, pas·tors
To serve or act as pastor of.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pāstor, shepherd; see pā- in Indo-European roots.]

pas′tor·ship′ n.

pastor

(ˈpɑːstə)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a clergyman or priest in charge of a congregation
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a person who exercises spiritual guidance over a number of people
3. (Agriculture) an archaic word for shepherd1
4. (Animals) Also called: rosy pastor a S Asian starling, Sturnus roseus, having glossy black head and wings and a pale pink body
[C14: from Latin: shepherd, from pascere to feed]
ˈpastorˌship n

pas•tor

(ˈpæs tər, ˈpɑ stər)

n.
1. a minister or priest in charge of a church.
2. a person having spiritual care of a number of persons.
[1325–75; Middle English pastour (< Anglo-French) < Latin pāstor shepherd =pās-, base of pāscere to put to pasture, feed + -tor -tor]
pas′tor•like`, pas′tor•ly, adj.
pas′tor•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pastor - a person authorized to conduct religious worshippastor - a person authorized to conduct religious worship; "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
ministrant - someone who serves as a minister
2.Pastor - only the rose-colored starlings; in some classifications considered a separate genus
bird genus - a genus of birds
genus Sturnus, Sturnus - type genus of the Sturnidae: common starlings
Pastor roseus, Pastor sturnus, rose-colored pastor, rose-colored starling - glossy black bird with pink back and abdomen; chiefly Asian

pastor

noun clergyman, minister, priest, vicar, divine, parson, rector, curate, churchman, ecclesiastic the pastor of the local Episcopalian church
Translations
قِسّيس، راعي كنيسَه
pastor
pastorpræst
prestur
ganytojiškasidiliškaskaimo
mācītājs

pastor

[ˈpɑːstəʳ] Npastor(a) m/f

pastor

[ˈpɑːstər] npasteur m

pastor

nPfarrer(in) m(f), → Pastor(in) m(f) (esp N Ger)

pastor

[ˈpɑːstəʳ] n (Rel) → pastore m

pastor

(ˈpaːstə) noun
a minister of religion, especially of the Protestant church.
ˈpastoral adjective
1. of country life. a pastoral scene.
2. of a pastor, or his work. pastoral responsibilities.
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THE REVEREND Curtis Hartman was pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Winesburg, and had been in that position ten years.
People say," said another, "that the Reverend Master Dimmesdale, her godly pastor, takes it very grievously to heart that such a scandal should have come upon his congregation.
The worthy pastor of the station, in Amherstberg, where George had first landed, was so much interested in the statements of Madame de Thoux and Cassy, that he yielded to the solicitations of the former, to accompany them to Montreal, in their search,--she bearing all the expense of the expedition.
I am little better than a devil at this moment; and, as my pastor there would tell me, deserve no doubt the sternest judgments of God, even to the quenchless fire and deathless worm.
No Pastor that," said the curate, "but a highly polished courtier; let it be preserved as a precious jewel.
Wait, my dear sir, wait a moment; for I have such a delightful note on the Pastor quum traheret -- wait, and I will listen to you afterwards.
Good old Deacon Gookin had arrived, and waited at the skirts of that venerable saint, his revered pastor.
She showed my sketches to the pastor and the doctor and the judge.
The pastor did not throw any more shameful words at the poor dead woman; but there were very few people at the funeral.
Bedford, a white man from Wisconsin, who was then pastor of a little coloured Congregational church in Montgomery, Ala.
Edward, by his strenuous exertions, has worked surprising reforms in his parish, and is esteemed and loved by its inhabitants--as he deserves; for whatever his faults may be as a man (and no one is entirely without), I defy anybody to blame him as a pastor, a husband, or a father.
Bentley, the minister whom Anne had found lacking in imagination, had been pastor of Avonlea for eighteen years.