curate, minister of religion, minister, parson, pastor, rector(noun)
a person authorized to conduct religious worship
"clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"
minister, government minister(noun)
a person appointed to a high office in the government
"Minister of Finance"
minister, diplomatic minister(noun)
a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador
the job of a head of a government department
attend to the wants and needs of others
"I have to minister to my mother all the time"
work as a minister
"She is ministering in an old parish"
A person who is trained to perform religious ceremonies at a Protestant church.
The minister said a prayer on behalf of the entire congregation.
A politician who heads a ministry (national or regional government department for public service).
He was newly appointed to be Minister of the Interior.
At a diplomacy, the rank of diplomat directly below ambassador
Someone who serves others.
To attend to; to tend.
A newspaper headline: Couple leaves business world to minister to inner-city children
Origin: From ministre, from ministre, from minister, from minor + -ter; see minor.
a servant; a subordinate; an officer or assistant of inferior rank; hence, an agent, an instrument
an officer of justice
one to whom the sovereign or executive head of a government intrusts the management of affairs of state, or some department of such affairs
a representative of a government, sent to the court, or seat of government, of a foreign nation to transact diplomatic business
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
to furnish or apply; to afford; to supply; to administer
to act as a servant, attendant, or agent; to attend and serve; to perform service in any office, sacred or secular
to supply or to things needful; esp., to supply consolation or remedies
Origin: [OE. ministren, OF. ministrer, fr. L. ministrare. See Minister, n.]
A minister is a politician who holds significant public office in a national or regional government, making and implementing decisions on policies in conjunction with the other ministers. Some ministers are more senior than others, and are usually members of the government's cabinet. In some countries the head of government is designated the "prime minister". In some countries and territories, including Hong Kong, the Philippines, the UK, and the US, holders of some posts equivalent to ministries are called secretaries of state, sometimes referred to simply as secretaries. The term "minister" is also used in diplomacy with the quite different meaning of second-level diplomats. Another use, again quite distinct, is in religion, where some Christian denominations have a low-ranking office of "minister". This is distinct from a government minister with responsibility for religion, such as the Israeli Minister of Religious Services.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
min′is-tėr, n. a servant: one who serves at the altar: a clergyman: one transacting business for another: the responsible head of a department of state affairs: the representative of a government at a foreign court.—v.i. to act as a servant: to perform duties: to supply or do things needful.—v.t. to furnish:—pr.p. min′istering; pa.p. min′istered.—adj. Ministē′rial, pertaining to the work of a servant: acting under superior authority: pertaining to the office of a minister: clerical: executive.—n. Ministē′rialist, one who supports ministers or the government in office.—adv. Ministē′rially.—adj. Min′istering, attending and serving.—n. Ministē′rium, the body of the ordained ministers in a district.—adj. Min′istrant, administering: attendant.—n. Ministrā′tion, the act of ministering or performing service: office or service of a minister.—adj. Min′istrātive, serving to aid or assist: ministering.—ns. Min′istress, a female minister; Min′istry, act of ministering: service: office or duties of a minister: the clergy: the clerical profession: the body of ministers who manage the business of the country. [L.,—minor, less.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'minister' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #344
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'minister' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1286
Rank popularity for the word 'minister' in Nouns Frequency: #79
The numerical value of minister in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of minister in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Damn it, Pierre, what do you want me to do We'll go sit with empty chairs to get those guys back to the table. (To Pierre Trudeau, prime minister of Canada)
I won't have you electioneering on my doorstep. Every time you get in trouble in Parliament you run over here with your shirttail hanging out. (To Prime Minister Harold Wilson)
Nothing had excited me-the huge cars, the entourages, the bodyguards, the policeman jumping to attention, all meant nothing to me ... till I came to the old man's office. (On becoming prime minister)
Members of the RSP burst into the room of the cabinet of ministers at around 1430 and took hostage the president of Burkina Faso Michel Kafando, the Prime Minister Yacouba Izaac Zida, the minister of public administration ... and the minister of housing.
On Jan 30, 2015, there were plans by 13 people linked to Daesh (Islamic State) to kidnap the country's leaders including the prime minister, the home minister and the defense minister, there was also a plan to carry out an attack in Putrajaya. To this end, the group had prepared and tested explosives.
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Translations for minister
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- predikant, dominee, minister, dienaarAfrikaans
- ministre de l'església, ministreCatalan, Valencian
- Minister, Ministerin, für jemanden sorgen, sich um jemanden kümmernGerman
- πάστορας, υπουργόςGreek
- ministeri, pappi, palvelijaFinnish
- ministre, pasteurFrench
- ministearScottish Gaelic
- כומר, שר, שרהHebrew
- lelkész, miniszter, lelkipásztorHungarian
- មន្ត្រី, រដ្ឋមន្ត្រីKhmer
- şalyar, wezîr, qeşeKurdish
- ministre, ministrsLatvian
- minister, dienaar, domineeDutch
- ministerNorwegian Nynorsk
- ééʼ neishoodiiNavajo, Navaho
- ministru, ministrăRomanian
- священник, министр, помогать, исполнитель, служитьRussian
- ministrica, ministerSlovene
- moruti, tonaSouthern Sotho
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