What is minister?

  • (verb): Attend to the wants and needs of others.
    Example: "I have to minister to my mother all the time"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "minister":

  • (verb): Work as a minister.
    Example: "She is ministering in an old parish"
  • (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
  • (noun): The job of a head of a government department.

Famous quotes containing the word minister:

    He had a gentleman-like frankness in his behaviour, and as a great point of honour as a minister can have, especially a minister at the head of the treasury, where numberless sturdy and insatiable beggars of condition apply, who cannot all be gratified, nor all with safety be refused.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    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)

    But, my dear, you cannot live in isolation from the human race, you know.
    John Clifford, U.S. screenwriter, and Herk Harvey. Minister (Stan Levitt)