Definitions for pastoral
ˈpæs tər əl, ˈpɑ stər-pas·toral
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pastorale, pastoral, idyll, idylnoun
a musical composition that evokes rural life
a letter from a pastor to the congregation
a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)
of or relating to a pastor
"pastoral work"; "a pastoral letter"
relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle
"pastoral seminomadic people"; "pastoral land"; "a pastoral economy"
arcadian, bucolic, pastoraladjective
(used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic
"a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility"
A poem describing the life and manners of shepherds; a poem in which the speakers assume the character of shepherds; an idyll; a bucolic.
A cantata relating to rural life; a composition for instruments characterized by simplicity and sweetness; a lyrical composition the subject of which is taken from rural life. Moore
A letter of a pastor to his charge; specifically, a letter addressed by a bishop to his diocese.
A letter of the w:House of Bishops, to be read in each parish.
Of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes; as, a pastoral life.
Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as, pastoral duties; a pastoral letter.
Etymology: pastoralis, from pastor, + adjective suffix -alis.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: pastoralis, Latin; pastoral, French.
In those pastoral pastimes, a great many days were sent to follow their flying predecessors. Philip Sidney.
Their lord and master taught concerning the pastoral care he had over his own flock. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 19.
The bishop of Salisbury recommended the tenth satire of Juvenal, in his pastoral letter, to the serious perusal of the divines of his diocese. Dryden.
A poem in which any action or passion is represented by its effects upon a country life; or according to the common practice in which speakers take upon them the character of shepherds; an idyl; a bucolick.
Pastoral is an imitation of the action of a shepherd, the form of this imitation is dramatick or narrative, or mixed of both, the fable simple, the manners not too polite nor too rustick. Alexander Pope.
The best actors in the world, for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
There ought to be the same difference between pastorals and elegies, as between the life of the country and the court; the latter should be smooth, clean, tender and passionate: the thoughts may be bold, more gay, and more elevated than in pastoral. William Walsh.
The pastoral genre of literature, art, or music depicts an idealised form of the shepherd's lifestyle - herding livestock around open areas of land according to the seasons and the changing availability of water and pasture. The target audience is typically an urban one. A pastoral is a work of this genre. A piece of music in the genre is usually referred to as a pastorale. The genre is also known as bucolic, from the Greek βουκολικόν, from βουκόλος, meaning a cowherd.
Pastoral refers to the lifestyle, culture, or scenery related to the countryside or rural areas, often idealizing the simplicity and tranquility of pastoral life. It is associated with activities such as farming, shepherding, or agriculture, and is commonly used in literature, art, and music to depict or romanticize these themes. In a religious context, "pastoral" can also refer to the duties and responsibilities of a pastor or clergyman in providing guidance and care to their congregation.
of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes; as, a pastoral life
relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as, pastoral duties; a pastoral letter
a poem describing the life and manners of shepherds; a poem in which the speakers assume the character of shepherds; an idyl; a bucolic
a cantata relating to rural life; a composition for instruments characterized by simplicity and sweetness; a lyrical composition the subject of which is taken from rural life
a letter of a pastor to his charge; specifically, a letter addressed by a bishop to his diocese; also (Prot. Epis. Ch.), a letter of the House of Bishops, to be read in each parish
Etymology: [L. pastoralis: cf. F. pastoral. See Pastor.]
A pastoral lifestyle is that of shepherds herding livestock around open areas of land according to seasons and the changing availability of water and pasturage. It lends its name to a genre of literature, art and music that depicts such life in an idealized manner, typically for urban audiences. A pastoral is a work of this genre. An alternative word for pastoral as a genre, both in adjectival and noun form, is bucolic, from the Greek βουκόλος, meaning a cowherd.
The numerical value of pastoral in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of pastoral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
What Pope Francis can do is solidify his base among the more centrist and center-left (bishops) and make it clear that he doesn't want to punish or exclude anyone, but also make it clear that he is going to continue with this basic approach, which is pastoral outreach.
Some resent being called sinners, but when pastoral oversight and charitable concern for others falters, lives are sooner or later, in this life or the next, brought to destruction.
My original decision was made in what I believed to be the best interest of this institution, to be clear, that decision was based on my duty to ensure that the House has the kind of pastoral services that it deserves. It is my job as speaker to do what is best for this body, and I know that this body is not well served by a protracted fight over such an important post.
Forgiveness of the sin of abortion does not condone abortion nor minimize its grave effects, pope Francis ' pastoral approach is clearly Pope Francis ' pastoral approach. Many bishops have granted priests permission to forgive the sin. The fact that this statement is coming from Pope Francis ' and in such a moving, pastoral way, is more evidence of the great pastoral approach and concern of Pope Francis '.
It is a pastoral concern.
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