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Meaning of PASTOR

Pronunciation:  'pastur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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
 

 

 

 

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