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min·ster

 (mĭn′stər)
n. Chiefly British
1. A monastery church.
2. A large church, especially a collegiate church or a cathedral.

[Middle English, from Old English mynster, from Vulgar Latin *monistērium, from Late Latin monastērium, monastery; see monastery.]

minster

(ˈmɪnstə)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Brit any of certain cathedrals and large churches, usually originally connected to a monastery
[Old English mynster, probably from Vulgar Latin monisterium (unattested), variant of Church Latin monastērium monastery]

min•ster

(ˈmɪn stər)

n.
any of certain large or important churches.
[before 900; Old English mynster (c. German Münster) « Late Latin monastērium monastery]

minster

A loose term given to a number of medieval English cathedrals and major churches. It originally implied a monastery and monastic church.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minster - any of certain cathedrals and large churchesminster - any of certain cathedrals and large churches; originally connected to a monastery
cathedral - any large and important church
monastery - the residence of a religious community
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

minster

[ˈmɪnstəʳ] N (= cathedral) → catedral f; (= church) → iglesia f de un monasterio

minster

[ˈmɪnstər] néglise f abbatiale

minster

nMünster nt

minster

[ˈmɪnstəʳ] n (Brit) → cattedrale f (annessa a monastero)
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Two men, one of whom died in England of the small-pox, a boy and a little girl, were originally taken; and we had now on board, York Minster, Jemmy Button (whose name expresses his purchase-money), and Fuegia Basket.
Beside it is the minster of the same saint, who hath the town under his very special care."
"And I thought the Methodist minster's prayer was one of the most beautiful I ever heard."
There was every walk and nook which Alice had made glad; and in the minster nave was one flat stone beneath which she slept in peace.
Bonus Accursius, as early as 1475-1480, printed the collection of these fables, made by Planudes, which, within five years afterwards, Caxton translated into English, and printed at his press in West- minster Abbey, 1485.
It is not the Prime Minster's day for seeing the unemployed.
On the one hand, he surprised himself by his discoveries in natural history, finding that his piece of garden-ground contained wonderful caterpillars, slugs, and insects, which, so far as he had heard, had never before attracted human observation; and he noticed remarkable coincidences between these zoological phenomena and the great events of that time,--as, for example, that before the burning of York Minster there had been mysterious serpentine marks on the leaves of the rose-trees, together with an unusual prevalence of slugs, which he had been puzzled to know the meaning of, until it flashed upon him with this melancholy conflagration.
As the clock of York Minster struck nine, she followed Mrs.
The Iliad, the Hamlet, the Doric column, the Roman arch, the Gothic minster, the German anthem, when they are ended, the master casts behind him.
When we have gone through this process, and added thereto the Catholic Church, its cross, its music, its processions, its Saints' days and image- worship, we have as it were been the man that made the minster; we have seen how it could and must be.
Many had made up their minds (as to what roles they should assume) a week, or even a month, in advance; and, in fact, there was not a particle of indecision anywhere -- except in the case of the king and his seven minsters. Why they hesitated I never could tell, unless they did it by way of a joke.
Kings were my ancestors, strong in war and wise in council, who every day feasted in their hall more hundreds than thou canst number individual followers; whose names have been sung by minstrels, and their laws recorded by Wittenagemotes; whose bones were interred amid the prayers of saints, and over whose tombs minsters have been builded.''