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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 ?
Among these was Kit's mother, who, finding it matter of extreme difficulty to keep her eyes open after the fatigues of last night, and feeling their inclination to close strongly backed and seconded by the arguments of the preacher, had yielded to the drowsiness that overpowered her, and fallen asleep; though not so soundly but that she could, from time to time, utter a slight and almost inaudible groan, as if in recognition of the orator's doctrines.
AN Itinerant Preacher who had wrought hard in the moral vineyard for several hours whispered to a Holy Deacon of the local church:
The first shed we come to the preacher was lining out a hymn.
Happen I shall do the coortin' an' the religion both together, as YE do, Seth; but ye wouldna ha' me get converted an' chop in atween ye an' the pretty preacher, an' carry her aff?
The Preacher who was king over Israel in Jerusalem thought as I think.
And not in vain did the youths sit before the preacher of virtue.
After giving many good reasons for charity, the preacher wound up with 'and, for all you give, you will be repaid a thousandfold
Nearing the central part her echoes were intruded on by other sounds; and seeing the barn not far off the road, she guessed these to be the utterances of the preacher.
I knew most of the coloured men who at that time had become prominent as leaders of their race, but I had not then known one who was neither a politician nor a preacher; and I had not heard of the head of an important coloured school who was not a preacher.
She declared she had heard grandmother was going to make a Baptist preacher of me.
to work on Sunday, and imagine that none of the sin of it falls upon us; but I do not know how we are going to get around the fact that if it is wrong for the printer to work at his trade on Sunday it must be equally wrong for the preacher to work at his, since the commandment has made no exception in his favor.
It was dat ole nigger preacher dat tole it, de time he come over here fum Illinois en preached in de nigger church.