Definitions for Reverendˈrɛv ər ənd, ˈrɛv rənd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rev•er•endˈrɛv ər ənd, ˈrɛv rənd(adj.)

  1. (cap.) (used as a title of respect applied or prefixed to the name of a member of the clergy or a religious order):

    the Reverend Timothy Cranshaw; Reverend Mother.

    Category: Religion

  2. worthy of being revered; entitled to reverence.

  3. pertaining to or characteristic of the clergy.

    Category: Religion

  4. (n.)a member of the clergy.

    Category: Religion, Informal

Origin of reverend:

1400–50; late ME < L reverendus, ger. of reverērī to revere1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clergyman, reverend, man of the cloth(noun)

    a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church

  2. Reverend(adj)

    a title of respect for a clergyman

  3. reverend, sublime(adj)

    worthy of adoration or reverence


  1. reverend(Noun)

    a member of the Christian clergy

  2. reverend(Adjective)

    worthy of reverence or respect

  3. Reverend(Noun)

    A title warranting great respect, prefixed to the names of Christian clergy.

  4. Reverend(Noun)

    A person who has earned the designation and is entitled to use it publicly; minister.

  5. Origin: From Latin future passive participle reverendus, from deponent verb revereri, honor or revere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reverend(adj)

    worthy of reverence; entitled to respect mingled with fear and affection; venerable


  1. Reverend

    Reverend is the 1989 EP debut by the American heavy metal band of the same name. This was Reverend's only studio EP until 2001's A Gathering of Demons.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Reverend

    a title of respect given to the clergy, Very Reverend to deans, Right Reverend to bishops, and Most Reverend to archbishops.

Translations for Reverend

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(usually abbreviated to Rev. when written) a title given to a clergyman

(the) Rev. John Brown.

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