What does Pastor mean?

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ˈpæs tər, ˈpɑ stərPas·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curate, minister of religion, minister, parson, pastor, rector(noun)

    a person authorized to conduct religious worship

    "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"

  2. Pastor, subgenus Pastor(noun)

    only the rose-colored starlings; in some classifications considered a separate genus

Wiktionary

  1. pastor(Noun)

    A shepherd; someone who tends to a flock of animals.

    Etymology: pastor (Modern French pasteur), from pastor.

  2. pastor(Noun)

    A minister or a priest in a Christian church.

    Etymology: pastor (Modern French pasteur), from pastor.

  3. pastor(Verb)

    To serve a congregation as pastor

    Etymology: pastor (Modern French pasteur), from pastor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pastor(noun)

    a shepherd; one who has the care of flocks and herds

    Etymology: [L., fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. Cf. Pabulum, Pasture, Food.]

  2. Pastor(noun)

    a guardian; a keeper; specifically (Eccl.), a minister having the charge of a church and parish

    Etymology: [L., fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. Cf. Pabulum, Pasture, Food.]

  3. Pastor(noun)

    a species of starling (Pastor roseus), native of the plains of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Its head is crested and glossy greenish black, and its back is rosy. It feeds largely upon locusts

    Etymology: [L., fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. Cf. Pabulum, Pasture, Food.]

Freebase

  1. Pastor

    A pastor is usually an ordained leader of a Christian congregation. When used as an ecclesiastical styling or title, the term may be abbreviated to "Pr" or often "Ps."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pastor

    pas′tur, n. one who has care of a flock: a shepherd: a clergyman.—adj. Pas′toral, relating to shepherds or to shepherd life: rustic: of or pertaining to the pastor of a church: addressed to the clergy of a diocese by their bishop.—n. a poem which describes the scenery and life of the country: a letter or an address by a pastor to his people, or by a bishop to his clergy: (mus.) a simple melody.—n. Pas′toralism, pastoral character.—adv. Pas′torally.—ns. Pas′torate, Pas′torship, the office of a pastor: the time during which one has been a pastor: the whole body of pastors in one church or district.—adj. Pas′torly, becoming a pastor.—Pastoral address, or letter (see Pastoral, n.); Pastoral charge, position of a pastor: the church, &c., over which a pastor is placed: an address to a newly ordained minister; Pastoral epistles, those in the New Test. to Timothy and Titus; Pastoral staff, a tall staff borne as an emblem of episcopal authority, headed like a shepherd's crook, or having a T-shaped head; Pastoral theology, that part of theology which treats of the duties of pastors; Pastoral work, the work of a pastor in visiting his people. [L., pascĕre, pastum, to feed.]

  2. Pastor

    pas′tur, n. a beautiful bird allied to the starlings, native to Western Asia.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pastor in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pastor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Pastor in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    We knew their pastor, Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who, along with eight others gathered in prayer and fellowship, and was murdered last night, and to say our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families and their community doesn't say enough to convey the heartache and the sadness and the anger that we feel.

  2. Motorist Dawn Nelson:

    I was just a second or two behind Lead Pastor James Ludlow, i could hear the three crunch sounds and then it just came down.

  3. Robert Schapiro:

    There is nothing under our law that compels a rabbi, minister or pastor of any kind to perform a marriage that that person doesn’t want to perform, that was the law before the Supreme Court decision. And that remains the law afterwards.

  4. Kaylee Muthart:

    So I pushed my thumb, pointer, and middle finger into each eye. I gripped each eyeball, twisted, and pulled until each eye popped out of the socket — it felt like a massive struggle, the hardest thing I ever had to do, because I could no longer see, I don't know if there was blood. But I know the drugs numbed the pain. I'm pretty sure I would have tried to claw right into my brain if a pastor hadn't heard me screaming, ‘I want to see the light!’ — which I don't recall saying — and restrained me.

  5. Larry Smith:

    However, there was some confusion during that time. Mark Allen McWilliams made the suspect lay down on the floor... the pastor got distracted... talking to his wife and the suspect lunged at him and was able to take the firearm out of his hand.

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