Definitions for Ministryˈmɪn ə stri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

min•is•tryˈmɪn ə stri(n.)(pl.)-tries.

  1. the service, functions, or profession of a minister of religion.

    Category: Religion

  2. the body or class of ministers of religion; clergy.

    Category: Religion

  3. the service, function, or office of a minister of state.

    Category: Government

  4. the body of ministers of state.

    Category: Government

  5. an administrative department headed by a minister of state.

    Category: Government

  6. the building that houses such an administrative department.

    Category: Government

  7. the term of office of a minister of state.

    Category: Government

  8. an act or instance of ministering; ministration; service.

  9. something that serves as an agency, instrument, or means.

Origin of ministry:

1175–1225; (< OF menistere ) < L ministerium=ministerminister+-ium -ium1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ministry(noun)

    religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)

  2. ministry(noun)

    building where the business of a government department is transacted

  3. ministry(noun)

    a government department under the direction of a minister

  4. ministry(noun)

    the work of a minister of religion

    "he is studying for the ministry"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ministry(noun)ˈmɪn ə stri

    a government department

    the Ministry of Health

Wiktionary

  1. ministry(Noun)

    Government department, at the administrative level normally headed by a minister (or equivalent rank, e.g. secretary of state), who holds it as portfolio, especially in a constitutional monarchy

    She works for the ministry of finance.

  2. ministry(Noun)

    The complete body of government ministers (whether or not they are in cabinet) under the leadership of a head of government (such as a prime minister)

    The premier offered his last ministry's resignation to the monarch, and is asked the form a new one in accordance with the election results

  3. ministry(Noun)

    A ministration

  4. ministry(Noun)

    The active practice and education of the minister of a particular religion or faith.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ministry(noun)

    the act of ministering; ministration; service

  2. Ministry(noun)

    agency; instrumentality

  3. Ministry(noun)

    the office, duties, or functions of a minister, servant, or agent; ecclesiastical, executive, or ambassadorial function or profession

  4. Ministry(noun)

    the body of ministers of state; also, the clergy, as a body

  5. Ministry(noun)

    administration; rule; term in power; as, the ministry of Pitt

Freebase

  1. Ministry

    Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded by lead singer Al Jourgensen in 1981. Originally a new wave - synthpop outfit, Ministry changed its style to industrial metal in the late 1980s. Ministry found mainstream success in the early 1990s with its most successful album Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs and touring as part of the Lollapalooza festival. After 27 years of performing, Jourgensen decided to end the band in 2008, and since then stated that a reunion would never happen. However, on August 7, 2011, a reunion was announced, when Ministry confirmed that they will play one of their first shows in 4 years at the Wacken Open Air festival in August 2012. Ministry released a new album, titled Relapse, on March 23, 2012, which was followed by a world tour.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Ministry' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2063

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Ministry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3518

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Ministry' in Nouns Frequency: #845


Translations for Ministry

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ministry(noun)

the profession, duties or period of service of a minister of religion

His ministry lasted for fifteen years.

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