preacher, preacher man, sermonizer, sermoniser(noun)
someone whose occupation is preaching the gospel
Someone who preaches the gospel; a clergyman.
Alternative name for Ecclesiastes, the twenty-first book of the Old Testament.
one who preaches; one who discourses publicly on religious subjects
one who inculcates anything with earnestness
Origin: [Cf. OF. preeschierre, prescheur, F. prcheur, L. praedicator.]
A preacher is a person who delivers sermons or gives homilies, generally on religious topics, although one can also preach any of the components of any worldview or philosophy. Some see a preacher as distinct from a theologian by focusing on the communication rather than the development of doctrine. Others see preaching and theology as being intertwined. Preaching is not limited to religious views, but it extends to moral and social world-views as well.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. Mendicancy in a celluloid collar. 2. A man who advises others concerning things about which he knows nothing. 3. Any man who lives on six hundred dollars a year and only works orally. 4. (Now obsolete) One who makes pastoral calls, frightens the young, astonishes the old, bothers the busy, and serves disappointed females as vicarious lover, father, friend, and personal representative of Deity.
The numerical value of preacher in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of preacher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I love to tell stories. I think I got that from my father who's a preacher.
We’re not electing a husband, we’re not electing a preacher, we’re electing a leader.
A preacher must be both soldier and shepherd. He must nourish, defend, and teach he must have teeth in his mouth, and be able to bite and fight.
You're doing what is the most important thing to do, it's continuing to study and learn what the scripture says and what it means, i have a preacher friend who sends me scripture and devotionals, sometimes mini-sermons every day.
In one afternoon 50 years ago, so much of our turbulent history -- the stain of slavery and anguish of civil war; the yoke of segregation and tyranny of Jim Crow; the death of four little girls in Birmingham, and the dream of a Baptist preacher -- met on this bridge.
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Translations for preacher
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- prædikumaður, prædikariFaroese
- searmonaicheScottish Gaelic
- preaçhoor, sharmaneaghManx
- kaikauwhau, kaikauhauMāori
- predikant, predikerDutch
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