What does Pastor mean?

Definitions for Pastor
ˈpæs tər, ˈpɑ stərPas·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curate, minister of religion, minister, parson, pastor, rectornoun

    a person authorized to conduct religious worship

    "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"

  2. Pastor, subgenus Pastornoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. pastornoun

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

  2. pastornoun

    A minister or a priest in a Christian church.

  3. pastorverb

    To serve a congregation as pastor

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pastornoun

    Etymology: pastor, Latin; pasteur, old French.

    Receive this present by the muses made,
    The pipe on which the Ascræan pastor play’d. Dryden.

    The pastor shears their hoary beards,
    And eases of their hair the loaden herds. Dryden.

    The pastor maketh suits of the people, and they with one voice testify a general assent thereunto, or he joyfully beginneth, and they with like alacrity follow, dividing between them the sentences wherewith they strive, which shall much shew his own, and stir up others zeal to the glory of God. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 39.

    The first branch of the great work belonging to a pastor of the church, was to teach. Robert South, Sermons.

    A breach in the general form of worship was reckoned too unpopular to be attempted, neither was the expedient then found out of maintaining separate pastors out of private purses. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pastornoun

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

  2. Pastornoun

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

  3. Pastornoun

    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

  4. 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. Robert Schapiro:

    But at the same time, if I’m president of the United States, no church, synagogue or mosque is going to lose its tax-exempt status because the tenets of their faith do not allow them to perform a same-sex marriage. 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.

  2. Pope Francis on Wednesday:

    Now you are facing this stream of Latin immigration which affects many of your dioceses, not only as the Bishop of Rome, but also as a pastor from the South, I feel the need to thank and encourage you.

  3. Velma Davis:

    Even though Pastor Jones was talking out of Pastor Jones head, there still wasn't a doubt to me that Pastor Jones wasn't going to make it.

  4. Horace Sheffield:

    I resigned from my last ministry job to take care of her. I was by her side providing all her needs. She was the best pastor's wife.

  5. Tuesday President Obama:

    Jay Sekulow, the chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, denounced the Obama Administration's deal with Iran and called it unconscionable that the agreement did not secure the freedom of Pastor Saeed.

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