Definitions for pastoralˈpæs tər əl, ˈpɑ stər-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pas•to•ralˈpæs tər əl, ˈpɑ stər-(adj.)
having the simplicity, serenity, etc., generally attributed to rural areas.
pertaining to the country or to life in the country; rural; rustic.
portraying idyllically the life of shepherds or of the country.
of, pertaining to, or consisting of shepherds.
of or pertaining to a pastor or the duties of a pastor:
pastoral visits to a hospital.
pertaining to or designating the herding of domesticated animals as the chief means of subsistence.
(n.)a literary work dealing with the life of shepherds, commonly in a conventional manner; bucolic.
a treatise on the duties of a pastor.
a letter from an ecclesiastic, esp. a bishop.
Also called pas′toral staff′.
Ref: crosier (def. 1). 1
Origin of pastoral:
1350–1400; ME < L pāstōrālis
pastorale, pastoral, idyll, idyl(noun)
a musical composition that evokes rural life
a letter from a pastor to the congregation
a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)
of or relating to a pastor
"pastoral work"; "a pastoral letter"
relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle
"pastoral seminomadic people"; "pastoral land"; "a pastoral economy"
arcadian, bucolic, pastoral(adj)
(used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic
"a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility"
A poem describing the life and manners of shepherds; a poem in which the speakers assume the character of shepherds; an idyll; a bucolic.
A cantata relating to rural life; a composition for instruments characterized by simplicity and sweetness; a lyrical composition the subject of which is taken from rural life. Moore
A letter of a pastor to his charge; specifically, a letter addressed by a bishop to his diocese.
A letter of the w:House of Bishops, to be read in each parish.
Of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes; as, a pastoral life.
Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as, pastoral duties; a pastoral letter.
Origin: pastoralis, from pastor, + adjective suffix -alis.
of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes; as, a pastoral life
relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as, pastoral duties; a pastoral letter
a poem describing the life and manners of shepherds; a poem in which the speakers assume the character of shepherds; an idyl; a bucolic
a cantata relating to rural life; a composition for instruments characterized by simplicity and sweetness; a lyrical composition the subject of which is taken from rural life
a letter of a pastor to his charge; specifically, a letter addressed by a bishop to his diocese; also (Prot. Epis. Ch.), a letter of the House of Bishops, to be read in each parish
A pastoral lifestyle is that of shepherds herding livestock around open areas of land according to seasons and the changing availability of water and pasturage. It lends its name to a genre of literature, art and music that depicts such life in an idealized manner, typically for urban audiences. A pastoral is a work of this genre. An alternative word for pastoral as a genre, both in adjectival and noun form, is bucolic, from the Greek βουκόλος, meaning a cowherd.
Translations for pastoral
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of country life
a pastoral scene.
- pastoralPortuguese (BR)
- venkovský, idylickýCzech
- pastoral; landligDanish
- pastoraalne, karjase-Estonian
- وابسته به زندگی روستاییFarsi
- pásztori, pásztor-Hungarian
- sveitalífs-; sveitasælu-Icelandic
- kaimo, idiliškasLithuanian
- pastorāls, lauku-Latvian
- hyrde-, landsens-; idylliskNorwegian
- sielankowy, wiejskiPolish
- وابسته به زندگی روستاییPersian
- شپني، كليوالي، كشيشى، ملايى: كليوالى شعرPashto
- vidiecky, idylickýSlovak
- pastoral, lantlig, herde-Swedish
- kır yaşamı, pastoralTurkish
- 鄉村生活的Chinese (Trad.)
- ديہي زندگي سے متعلقUrdu
- có tính chất đồng quêVietnamese
- 乡村生活的Chinese (Simp.)
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