pastoral

[p_ˈa_s_t_ɔː_ɹ_əl], [pˈastɔːɹə͡l], [pˈastɔːɹə‍l]

Definitions of pastoral:

  1.   A sort of dramatic poem on the incidents of a country life; a bishop's pastoral letter, or that of an ecclesiastical court, addressed to both clergy and people. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2.   A poem showing happenings in countrylife; a picture showing rural scenes. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   A rural poem; letter or address to the clergy. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4.   A poem which professes to delineate the scenery and life of the country: a pastoral letter or address: ( mus.) a simple melody. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Pert. to shepherds; pert. to the care of a flock or a church; addressed to the clergy of a diocese by its bishop; rustic; rural. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   Pertaining to the care of a church; pertaining to rural life. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   A poem on shepherd or rural life; a bucolic; a pastoral letter; a pastorale. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   Pertaining to shepherds or shepherd life; rural; relating to the pastor of a church or the cure of souls; addressed to the clergy. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9.   Relating to shepherds or shepherd life: rustic: relating to the pastor of a church: addressed to the clergy of a diocese. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10.   Relating to shepherds; rural; relating to clergymen. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11.   Pastorally. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for pastoral:

  1. I am always a beginner. I only try to include different parts of life; the pastoral the tragic, et cetera. – Ian Hamilton Finlay
  2. Pastoral theology and care helps people look deeper at the intersection between their inherited religious traditions and their current life situations. – Larry Graham

Usage examples for pastoral:

  1. “ To- morrow, leaving out of mind this command, which still applies in all its force, I enter into an obligation with a particular church to take upon me its pastoral care: which obligation is binding? ” – Thoughts on Missions by Sheldon Dibble
  2. Agricultural and pastoral pursuits the chief industries of the people; wheat the most important crop; rice, barley and millet grown. ” – Alden's Handy Atlas of the World by John B. Alden
  3. In the course of his pastoral work he was called to conduct the funeral service of a young woman who had died quite unexpectedly. ” – Quiet Talks on Power by S.D. Gordon
  4. The workshop I have had turned into a school- room, of the external condition of which his daughter takes good care, while a great part of her brother Tom's time is devoted to the children; for he and I agree that, where it can be done, the pastoral care ought to be at least equally divided between the sheep and the lambs. ” – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  5. There was one very curious arrangement, which grew out of the great importance which, as we have already seen, was attached to the ties of relationship and family connection among these pastoral nations. ” – Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series by Jacob Abbott
  6. “ For he came to know, through his pastoral work and through his growing acquaintance with the needs of the city, that there was a vast amount of suffering and wretchedness and anguish, because of the inability of the existing hospitals to care for all who needed care. ” – Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell
  7. It is thus a combination of farce and religious and pastoral play. ” – Four Plays of Gil Vicente by Gil Vicente
  8. “ To its vitality and energy must we attribute, to a very great extent, the rapid increase in the number of churches and other institutions which have sprung up and are still springing up in the United States, and to the same source are the clergy mainly indebted for their support in the exercise of their pastoral ministry. ” – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  9. The adventure, reduced to its elements of canned food, alcohol lamp, sleeping- bags and toothbrushes, seemed no adventure at all, but a peaceful and pastoral excursion by three middle- aged women into green fields and pastures new. ” – More Tish by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  10. The scene is quite a pastoral one, you see. ” – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson

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