Found 3 items, similar to minister.
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n 1: a person authorized to conduct religious worship [syn: curate
2: a person appointed to a high office in the government;
“Minister of Finance”
[syn: government minister
3: a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks
below ambassador [syn: diplomatic minister
4: the job of a head of a government department
v 1: attend to the wants and needs of others; “I have to minister
to my mother all the time”
2: work as a minister; “She is ministering in an old parish”
English → English
, n. [OE. ministre, F. ministre, fr. L.
minister, orig. a double comparative from the root of minor
less, and hence meaning, an inferior, a servant. See 1st
, and cf. Master
1. A servant; a subordinate; an officer or assistant of
inferior rank; hence, an agent, an instrument.
Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua. --Ex. xxiv.
Camillo for the minister, to poison
My friend Polixenes. --Shak.
2. An officer of justice. [Obs.]
I cry out the on the ministres, quod he,
That shoulde keep and rule this cit['e]. --Chaucer.
3. One to whom the sovereign or executive head of a
government intrusts the management of affairs of state, or
some department of such affairs.
Ministers to kings, whose eyes, ears, and hands they
are, must be answerable to God and man. --Bacon.
4. A representative of a government, sent to the court, or
seat of government, of a foreign nation to transact
Note: Ambassadors are classed (in the diplomatic sense) in
the first rank of public ministers, ministers
plenipotentiary in the second. “The United States
diplomatic service employs two classes of ministers, --
ministers plenipotentiary and ministers resident.”
5. One who serves at the altar; one who performs sacerdotal
duties; the pastor of a church duly authorized or licensed
to preach the gospel and administer the sacraments.
Syn: Delegate; official; ambassador; clergyman; parson;
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ministered
; p. pr.
& vb. n. Ministering
.] [OE. ministren, OF. ministrer, fr.
L. ministrare. See Minister
To furnish or apply; to afford; to supply; to administer.
He that ministereth seed to the sower. --2 Cor. ix.
We minister to God reason to suspect us. --Jer. Taylor.
, v. i.
1. To act as a servant, attendant, or agent; to attend and
serve; to perform service in any office, sacred or
The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but
to minister. --Matt. xx.
2. To supply or to things needful; esp., to supply
consolation or remedies; as, to minister to the sick.
--Matt. xxv. 44.
Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased? --Shak.