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Definition of "reverend" []

  • Deserving reverence. (adjective)
  • Relating to or characteristic of the clergy; clerical. (adjective)
  • Used as a title and form of address for certain clerics in many Christian churches. In formal usage, preceded by the: the Reverend Jane Doe; Reverend John Jones. (adjective)
  • Informal A cleric or minister. Used with the. (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.

Use "reverend" in a sentence
  • "The next year, he added the title reverend to his name as he became the pastor of Greater Middle Baptist Church, a position he held for many years, and would later also pastor"
  • "It shows how little that guy knows to think that the reverend is somehow unique."
  • "One pointed out that the good reverend is using the same book against gays, that was once used to justify enslavement of his ancestors."