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Meaning of PASTOR

Pronunciation:  'pastur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  only the rose-colored starlings; in some classifications considered a separate genus
  2. [n]  a person authorized to conduct religious worship

PASTOR is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: curate, minister, parson, rector, subgenus Pastor
 See Also: bird genus, clergyman, genus Sturnus, man of the cloth, ministrant, Pastor roseus, Pastor sturnus, reverend, rose-colored pastor, rose-colored starling, Sturnus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pas"tor\, n. [L., fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to
feed. Cf. {Pabulum}, {Pasture}, {Food}.]
1. A shepherd; one who has the care of flocks and herds.

2. A guardian; a keeper; specifically (Eccl.), a minister
   having the charge of a church and parish.

3. (Zo["o]l.) 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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abbe, bishop, canon, chaplain, churchman, churchwoman, clergyman, clergywoman, cleric, clerical, clerk, curate, cure, DD, divine, Doctor of Divinity, ecclesiastic, father, Holy Joe, man of God, military chaplain, minister, padre, parson, priest, rector, reverend, servant of God, shepherd, sky pilot, supply clergy, supply minister, the Reverend, the very Reverend, tonsured cleric, vicar