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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who preaches, especially one who publicly proclaims the gospel for an occupation.
  • n. Alaska A fallen tree or log submerged in a river and creating a hazard for boats.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who preaches a worldview, philosophy, or religion, especially someone who preaches the gospel; a clergyman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who preaches; one who discourses publicly on religious subjects.
  • n. One who inculcates anything with earnestness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who preaches; one who discourses publicly, especially on religious subjects; specifically, a clergyman.
  • n. One who inculcates or asseverates anything with earnestness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone whose occupation is preaching the gospel

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