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Definition of "pastor" []

  • A Christian minister or priest having spiritual charge over a congregation or other group. (noun)
  • A layperson having spiritual charge over a person or group. (noun)
  • A shepherd. (noun)
  • To serve or act as pastor of. (verb-transitive)
  • A clergyman or priest in charge of a congregation (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A person who exercises spiritual guidance over a number of people (noun)
  • A S Asian starling, Sturnus roseus, having glossy black head and wings and a pale pink body (noun)

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Use "pastor" in a sentence
  • ""_our pastor_," "yes," he said, "I will say our pastor, for he is pastor to this whole community and city, lead you to Christ, and train you for service.""
  • "The term pastor is substituted if the individual leads a congregation."
  • "The term pastor applies if a minister leads a congregation."