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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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    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. Jerry Falwell:

    You know, I think he made the right decision. He explained that when he went into the voting booth, he wasn't trying to elect a Sunday school teacher, or pastor, or even somebody who shared his theological beliefs.

  2. 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.

  3. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall:

    Tonight, the family of Pastor Bill Lynn, who was brutally murdered nearly 30 years ago, has finally seen Lynn's killer face justice.

  4. Thom Tillis:

    This pastor was in the United States after the coup and after Erdogan was rounding up people all across the country, does anybody really believe that he would have traveled back to a country that he felt like he could have been swept up into that? Samuel Brownback, US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, talks to members of the media outside the prison complex Aliaga, Izmir province, western Turkey, where jailed pastor Andrew Craig Brunson appeared on his trial at a court inside the complex (AP) Meanwhile, the year and a half of imprisonment has taken a personal toll on Brunson and his family.

  5. Jim Risch:

    While President Obama is in Boise tomorrow he should meet with Pastor Abedini’s wife Naghmeh so that he can fully comprehend the human rights violations being committed against her husband by the Iranian government and the anguish this is causing an Idaho family.

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