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":

  • (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.
  • (verb): Work as a minister.
    Example: "She is ministering in an old parish"

Famous quotes containing the word minister:

    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)

    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)

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