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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.

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

  2. pastornoun

    A minister or a priest in a Christian church.

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

  3. pastorverb

    To serve a congregation as pastor

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pastornoun

    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. Pastornoun

    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. 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

    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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  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. Attorney General William Barr:

    Today, the Department filed aStatement of Interestin support of a church in Mississippi that allegedly sought to hold parking lot worship services, in which congregants listened to their pastor preach over their car radios, while sitting in their cars in the church parking lot with their windows rolled up, the City of Greenville fined congregants $ 500 per person for attending these parking lot services while permitting citizens to attend nearby drive-in restaurants, even with their windows open.

  2. Quil Lance:

    Charleston County Mayor Joseph Riley said. What motivated the gunman is not yet clear, but his monstrous act took the lives of nine people who prayed, worked and struggled on behalf of their community and their church. Related ImageExpand / ContractSharonda Coleman-Singleton, was a speech therapist and girls ’ track and field team at Goose Creek High School. ( Courtesy : Charleston Post and Courier) Cynthia Hurd, 54, was a branch manger in the Charleston County Public Library -RRB- system, where Cynthia Hurd was so revered from a career spanning 31 years that all city branches were closed in Cynthia Hurd honor Thursday. Cynthia Hurd was a tireless servant of the community who spent Cynthia Hurd life helping residents, making sure they had every opportunity for an education and personal growth, the library system said in a statement. Cynthia Hurd loss is incomprehensible, and we ask for prayers for Cynthia Hurd family, her co-workers, her church and this entire community as we come together to face this tragic loss. Related ImageExpand / ContractCynthia Hurd was a librarian who worshiped at the venerable church. ( Charleston County Public Library) Quil Lance had retired from Gaillard Center, a performance hall in Charleston County, and been serving as a custodian at the church where Quil Lance worshiped. As big a void as Quil Lance death leaves there, it left an even deeper one in the family Quil Lance held together with love and strength, Quil Lance grandson, Quil Lance, told the Charleston Post and Courier I ’m lost, I ’m lost, granny was the heart of the family. Related ImageExpand / ContractClementa Pinckney was a beloved pastor and respected lawmaker before he was gunned down in his own church Wednesday night. ( Grace Beahm/The Charleston Post and Courier via AP).

  3. New YorkThe Buffalo Diocese:

    After receiving a new abuse complaint against The Rev. Robert Yetter, Bishop Richard J. Malone has asked for and received the resignation of The Rev. Robert Yetter as pastor of St. Mary's of Swormville, the Rev. Robert Yetter has also been placed on administrative leave as an investigation continues.

  4. Thomas Rosica:

    It's about time that we stop and allow the Pope to speak the language of most ordinary people, especially parents, who understand the Pope far better than those who parse every single word and statement that comes out of his mouth! let us not read into the Pope's words anything other than what is there. He speaks constantly of mercy and tenderness. He speaks as a pastor and loving father figure who loves children and wants the best for them.

  5. 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.

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