American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Christian minister or priest having spiritual charge over a congregation or other group.
- n. A layperson having spiritual charge over a person or group.
- n. A shepherd.
- v. To serve or act as pastor of.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who has the care of a flock or herd; a herdsman; especially, a shepherd.
- n. A minister or clergyman installed according to the usages of some Christian denomination in charge of a specific church or body of churches. The word is often used to denote a clergyman considered with reference to his care of his people, as in visiting the sick, etc., rather than with reference to his office as preacher. The term shepherd (Latin pastor) is applied in the New Testament to Christ (John x. 11; 1 Pet. ii. 25); thence it was transferred to the bishops and other clergy generally of the Christian church; in later usage it is ordinarily confined to a minister ordained over a local church.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of sturnoid passerine birds having the head crested and the plumage in part rosecolored, as P. roseus of Europe; the rosestarlings: so named from association with cattle, like cow-bird, etc. Also called Thremmaphilus, Gracula, and by other names.
- n. A bird of this genus.
- n. Synonyms Clergyman, Divine, etc. See minister.
- n. A fish, Nomeus gronovii, which lives in the tropical parts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and swims near the surface in rather deep water. It is often found among the tentacles of the Portuguese man-of-war.
- To shepherd, literally or figuratively.
- n. A shepherd; someone who tends to a flock of animals.
- n. A minister or a priest in a Christian church.
- v. Christianity To serve a congregation as pastor
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A shepherd; one who has the care of flocks and herds.
- n. A guardian; a keeper; specifically (Eccl.), a minister having the charge of a church and parish.
- n. (Zoöl.) 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.
- n. only the rose-colored starlings; in some classifications considered a separate genus
- n. a person authorized to conduct religious worship
- Old French pastor (Modern French pasteur), from Latin pastor. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pāstor, shepherd; see pā- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_our pastor_," "yes," he said, "I will say our pastor, for he is pastor to this whole community and city, lead you to Christ, and train you for service.”
“The term pastor is substituted if the individual leads a congregation.”
“The term pastor applies if a minister leads a congregation.”
“The term pastor means in the New Testament, an overseer.”
“But the title pastor doesn't take those problems away.”
“That that coming from a pastor is absolutely the most sickening and dispicible thing.”
“If he says this pastor is a legit political issue, why not his wife?”
“American people will judge Obama by his character, how he handle the pressure and not the color of his skin or who his pastor is are will be.”
“Ann Coulter sums it up: If it takes Obama 20 years to notice that his pastor is a traitorous, racist nut-job, it will probably take him his full term of office to realize that the U.S. has been invaded and subdued by al-Qaida. william”
“This business of him saying he has denounced the pastor is a lot of b.s. He is saying one thing and meaning another only to get the vote and then watch out, he is also comes across as being someone who thinks he is better than others.”
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