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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. Archaic 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.
References in classic literature ?
Under the guidance of her Christian pastors, she entertained herself, besides, with such humane achievements as sentencing a youth to have his hands cut off, his tongue torn out with pincers, and his body burned alive, because he had not kneeled down in the rain to do honour to a dirty procession of monks which passed within his view, at a distance of some fifty or sixty yards.
It certainly was little less than sacrilege," replied Grandfather; "but the time was coming when even the churches, where hallowed pastors had long preached the word of God, were to be torn down or desecrated by the British troops.
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.
No Pastor that," said the curate, "but a highly polished courtier; let it be preserved as a precious jewel.
She showed my sketches to the pastor and the doctor and the judge.
For two or three months, he contented himself with hinting that he feared the air began to disagree with him; then, finding that the place really no longer was, to him, what it had been, he settled his business on his assistant, took a bachelor's cottage outside the village of which his young friend was pastor, and instantaneously recovered.
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.
It is my - duty - as - your pastor," said I, "to tell you both everything that I myself see reprehensible in your conduct, and all I have reason to suspect, and what others tell me concerning you.
He left practically nothing else save a few books; for, as you doubtless know, he was the pastor of this small mission church, and had a very meagre salary.
I was married in London by a pastor who was a stranger; and we settled in London with fair prospects.
Ill-health and the wretched state of instruction at the university made his residence there, according to his own exaggerated account, largely unprofitable, but he remained for little more than a year; for, continuing the reading of theological works, in which he had become interested as a child, he was converted to Catholicism, and was hurried by his father to the care of a Protestant pastor in Lausanne, Switzerland.
For all that, I am about to argue with you, my dear pastor, for I am speaking before sensible men, each of whom is accustomed always to bring his individual light to a common search for the truth.