Definitions of minister

  1. a person authorized to conduct religious worship
  2. a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador
  3. a person appointed to a high office in the government; " Minister of Finance"
  4. attend to the wants and needs of others; " I have to minister to my mother all the time"
  5. ( British) the job of a head of a government department
  6. the job of a head of a government department
  7. work as a minister; " She is ministering in an old parish"
  8. A clergyman.
  9. A servant; a subordinate; an officer or assistant of inferior rank; hence, an agent, an instrument.
  10. An officer of justice.
  11. One to whom the sovereign or executive head of a government intrusts the management of affairs of state, or some department of such affairs.
  12. A representative of a government, sent to the court, or seat of government, of a foreign nation to transact diplomatic business.
  13. One who serves at the altar; one who performs sacerdotal duties; the pastor of a church duly authorized or licensed to preach the gospel and administer the sacraments.
  14. To furnish or apply; to afford; to supply; to administer.
  15. To act as a servant, attendant, or agent; to attend and serve; to perform service in any office, sacred or secular.
  16. To supply or to things needful; esp., to supply consolation or remedies.
  17. One intrusted by the head of a government with the direction of affairs of state; an ambassador sent to a foreign government; a clergyman or pastor of a church.
  18. To serve; to give aid by doing helpful things; to serve as pastor of a church.
  19. A servant: one serving at the altar: a clergyman: one transacting business under another: one intrusted with the management of state affairs: the representative of a government at a foreign court.
  20. To attend, as a servant: to perform duties: to give things needful.
  21. To furnish: - pr. p. ministering; pa. p. ministered.
  22. A servant; clergyman; agent; manager of state affairs; representative of a government at a foreign court.
  23. To attend.
  24. To supply.
  25. To attend; contribute.
  26. To perform a rite of worship.
  27. The head of a governmental department; the representative of a foreign government.
  28. A servant; agent.
  29. A servant; an agent who transacts business under the authority of another; one intrusted with the direction of affairs of state; the representative of a government at a foreign court; one who serves at the altar; a elergyman who is the paster of a church.
  30. To give; to supply.
  31. To perform service in any office, sacred or secular; to afford supplies; to give medicines.
  32. A pastor; a clergyman; in any country, the head of a department of government appointed by the sovereign; a sovereign's representative at a foreign state, but without the dignity of an ambassador.
  33. To give aid or relief, as to the sick or poor; to perform, as the duties of an office.

Antonyms for minister

layman, secular, layperson, lector, lay reader.

Quotes of minister

  1. In 1995 the whole political situation was very complicated. I was the first deputy prime minister and at the same time I had very low influence in the government. – Anatoly Chubais
  2. An interim government was set up in Afghanistan. It included two women, one of whom was Minister of Women's Affairs. Man, who'd she have to show here ankles to to get that job? – Tina Fey
  3. A minister has to be able to read a clock. At noon, it's time to go home and turn up the pot roast and get the peas out of the freezer. – Garrison Keillor
  4. You see, I was the son of a baptist minister – DeForest Kelley
  5. I am surprised that I cannot recall whether my desire to become a minister transformed itself into a wish to lead the more militant life of missionary, by a slow process or suddenly. – Pierre Loti
  6. My father was a minister so I was a P. K., a preacher's kid. – Dorothy Malone
  7. I'm not a minister I'm not a philosopher, I'm not a politician, I'm in another category. – Sun Ra
  8. I have no great urge to be minister of this or minister of that, but instead would feel incredible blessed to have the opportunity to be a champion for a constituency and fight for their cause. – Adam Rickitt
  9. Every man who has a calling to minister to the inhabitants of the world was ordained to that very purpose in the Grand Council of heaven before this world was. I suppose I was ordained to this very office in that Grand Council. – Joseph Smith, Jr.
  10. The whole of the situation of the Conservative Party today springs from that night when they dismissed the best prime minister the country had had since Churchill. – Denis Thatcher
  11. Being prime minister is a lonely job... you cannot lead from the crowd. – Margaret Thatcher
  12. My oldest son, Gary, is a seasoned minister and travels with me for ministers' conferences. – David Wilkerson
  13. My training in Science of Mind had begun with my mother. She took me to a different church every Sunday, and she encouraged me to question the minister afterward. – Esther Williams

Usage examples for minister

  1. The second minister was the old Recorder, Mr. Conscience, for whom, as was said, a new office had been provided. – Bunyan by James Anthony Froude
  2. They have put a new minister in his place. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  3. I would minister to him. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  4. That minister came forward to meet him, with a strange excitement in his face. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  5. But it 's no a minister I wad hae yer lordship confar wi'. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  6. It was a favorite dream of my childhood that I would be a minister – Miss Ellis's Mission by Mary P. Wells Smith
  7. She didn't know where to find the minister as married 'em, and so her husband's own father turned her out of doors. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  8. The minister shook his head slowly. – The Crevice by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  9. I suppose as a Christian minister I ought to be,- but I'm not! – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  10. He was no minister of love, not he! – A Hungarian Nabob by Maurus Jókai
  11. No minister ever stayed in Danbridge longer than he could help. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. He had not left his room yet, but he needed no longer the steady attendance of some one bound to minister to his wants. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  13. " Nephew Septimius," said the old woman, " you began this meal to- day without asking a blessing, you get up from it without giving thanks, and you soon to be a minister of the Word." – Septimius Felton or, The Elixir of Life by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  14. Walpole, however, was a minister of a different order. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  15. And, of course, if we ask her, all the family she's staying with ought to be invited, and we've never had the new minister and his wife here to eat. – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  16. If your old minister comes- to see you, I should like to hear him talk. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  17. Finally the minister straightened up: I'm afraid you won't go many miles to- night. – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  18. God helping me, I mean to be a minister – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  19. No, Bishop, said his brother minister kindly, you have not. – The Mystery of Monastery Farm by H. R. Naylor
  20. The time had arrived when I thought the Minister and I ought to come to an understanding. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont

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