What is minister?

  • (noun): The job of a head of a government department.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "minister":

  • (noun): A diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador.
    Synonyms: diplomatic minister
  • (verb): Work as a minister.
    Example: "She is ministering in an old parish"
  • (noun): A person appointed to a high office in the government.
    Example: "Minister of Finance"
    Synonyms: government minister
  • (verb): Attend to the wants and needs of others.
    Example: "I have to minister to my mother all the time"

Famous quotes containing the word minister:

    Before any woman is a wife, a sister or a mother she is a human being. We ask nothing as women but everything as human beings.
    Ida C. Hultin, U.S. minister and suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 17, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902)

    Rosalynn said, “Jimmy, if we could only get Prime Minister Begin and President Sadat up here on this mountain for a few days, I believe they might consider how they could prevent another war between their countries.” That gave me the idea, and a few weeks later, I invited both men to join me for a series of private talks. In September 1978, they both came to Camp David.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)

    Just let him be minister if that’s what he desires, but without his brother and his brother-in-law.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)