HyperDic: minister

English > 6 senses of the word minister:
NOUNperson minister, curate, minister of religion, parson, pastor, rectora person authorized to conduct religious worship
person minister, government ministera person appointed to a high office in the government
person minister, diplomatic ministera diplomat representing one government to another
actministerthe job of a head of a government department
VERBsocialministerattend to the wants and needs of others
socialministerwork as a minister
minister > pronunciation
Soundsmih'nahster; mih'nihster
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > minister: 6 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person authorized to conduct religious worship.
Example"clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"
Synonymscurate, minister of religion, parson, pastor, rector
Narrowerministrantsomeone who serves as a minister
Broaderclergyman, reverend, man of the clothA member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
Spanishcura, ministro, párroco, pastor, rector, vicario
Catalancura, curat, ministre de l'església, pastor, rector, vicari
Adjectivesministerialof or relating to a minister of religion or the minister's office
Verbsministerwork as a minister
English > minister: 6 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person appointed to a high office in the government.
Example"Minister of Finance"
Synonymgovernment minister
InstancesHaman(Old Testament) the minister of the Persian emperor who hated the Jews and was hanged for plotting to massacre them
Yamani, Ahmed Zoki YamaniSaudi Arabian minister of petroleum who was a central figure in the creation of OPEC (born in 1930)
Narrowercabinet ministerA person who is a member of the cabinet
finance minister, minister of financeThe minister responsible for state finances
foreign minister, secretary of stateA government minister for foreign relations / relations
Broaderexecutive, executive directorA person responsible for the administration of a business
Spanishconsejera, consejero, ministra, ministro
Catalanconsellera, conseller, ministra, ministre
Adjectivesministerialof or relating to a government minister or ministry
English > minister: 6 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador.
Synonymdiplomatic minister
Broaderdiplomat, diplomatistAn official engaged in international negotiations
Spanishministro diplomático
Catalanministre diplomàtic
Adjectivesministerialof or relating to a government minister or ministry
English > minister: 6 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe job of a head of a government department.
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
Narrowercabinet ministerThe job of a senior minister / minister who is a member of the cabinet
Broaderpublic serviceemployment within a government system (especially in the civil service)
Spanishministro
Adjectivesministerialof or relating to a government minister or ministry
English > minister: 6 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningattend to the wants and needs of others.
PatternSomething ----s to somebody
Example"I have to minister to my mother all the time"
Broaderattend, take care, look, seetake charge of or deal with
Adjectivesministrantgiving practical help to
Nounsministrationassistance in time of difficulty
English > minister: 6 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningWork as a minister.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"She is ministering in an old parish"
BroaderworkExert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
Spanishpastorear
Nounsministera person authorized to conduct religious worship
ministrantsomeone who serves as a minister

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