Definitions for pastoralˈpæs tər əl, ˈpɑ stər-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pastorale, pastoral, idyll, idyl(noun)

    a musical composition that evokes rural life

  2. pastoral(noun)

    a letter from a pastor to the congregation

  3. pastoral(adj)

    a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)

  4. pastoral(adj)

    of or relating to a pastor

    "pastoral work"; "a pastoral letter"

  5. bucolic, pastoral(adj)

    relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle

    "pastoral seminomadic people"; "pastoral land"; "a pastoral economy"

  6. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. pastoral(Noun)

    A poem describing the life and manners of shepherds; a poem in which the speakers assume the character of shepherds; an idyll; a bucolic.

  2. pastoral(Noun)

    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

  3. pastoral(Noun)

    A letter of a pastor to his charge; specifically, a letter addressed by a bishop to his diocese.

  4. pastoral(Noun)

    A letter of the w:House of Bishops, to be read in each parish.

  5. pastoral(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes; as, a pastoral life.

  6. pastoral(Adjective)

    Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as, pastoral duties; a pastoral letter.

  7. Origin: pastoralis, from pastor, + adjective suffix -alis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pastoral(adj)

    of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes; as, a pastoral life

  2. Pastoral(adj)

    relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as, pastoral duties; a pastoral letter

  3. Pastoral(noun)

    a poem describing the life and manners of shepherds; a poem in which the speakers assume the character of shepherds; an idyl; a bucolic

  4. Pastoral(noun)

    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

  5. Pastoral(noun)

    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

  6. Origin: [L. pastoralis: cf. F. pastoral. See Pastor.]

Freebase

  1. Pastoral

    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.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pastoral in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pastoral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Luis Antonio Tagle:

    It is a pastoral concern.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If you live in a dirty big city, it means that you surely need a pastoral life to make yourself clean!

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The best thing about a horrible city is that it makes you to understand the beauty of the pastoral life! The bad crystallizes the value of the good.

  4. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    Some resent being called sinners, but when pastoral oversight and charitable concern for others falters, lives are sooner or later, in this life or the next, brought to destruction.

  5. James Bretzke:

    What Pope Francis can do is solidify his base among the more centrist and center-left (bishops) and make it clear that he doesn't want to punish or exclude anyone, but also make it clear that he is going to continue with this basic approach, which is pastoral outreach.

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Translations for pastoral

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • βουκολικός, ποιμαντικός, ποιμενικόςGreek
  • pastraEsperanto
  • pastoralSpanish
  • papillinen, pastoraali, paimenkirje, [[piispan]] [[kirje]], pastoraalinen, paimenFinnish
  • pastoralFrench
  • пастора́льRussian
  • pastoralSwedish

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