What is minister?

  • (verb): Work as a minister.
    Example: "She is ministering in an old parish"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "minister":

  • (verb): Attend to the wants and needs of others.
    Example: "I have to minister to my mother all the time"
  • (noun): The job of a head of a government department.
  • (noun): A diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador.
    Synonyms: diplomatic minister
  • (noun): A person appointed to a high office in the government.
    Example: "Minister of Finance"
    Synonyms: government minister

Famous quotes containing the word minister:

    Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased,
    Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow,
    Raze out the written troubles of the brain,
    And with some sweet oblivious antidote
    Cleanse the fraught bosom of that perilous stuff
    Which weighs upon the heart?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    [T]he minister preached a sermon on Jonah and the whale, at the end of which an old chief arose and declared, “We have heard several of the white people talk and lie; we know they will lie, but this is the biggest lie we ever heard.”
    —Administration in the State of Miss, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)