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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [pas-ter, pah-ster]
    • /ˈpæs tər, ˈpɑ stər/
    • /ˈpɑː.stər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [pas-ter, pah-ster]
    • /ˈpæs tər, ˈpɑ stər/

Definitions of pastor word

  • noun pastor a minister or priest in charge of a church. 1
  • noun pastor a person having spiritual care of a number of persons. 1
  • noun pastor Ornithology. any of various starlings, especially Sturnus roseus (rosy pastor) of Europe and Asia. 1
  • verb with object pastor to serve as the pastor of: He pastored the church here for many years. 1
  • noun pastor religion: minister 1
  • countable noun pastor A pastor is a member of the Christian clergy in some Protestant churches. 0

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Origin of pastor

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; < Latin pāstor shepherd, literally, feeder, equivalent to pās-, base of pāscere to put to pasture, feed + -tor -tor; replacing Middle English pastour < Anglo-French

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Parts of speech for Pastor


pastor popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

pastor usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for pastor

noun pastor

  • abbe — Ernst. 1840–1905, German physicist, noted for his work in optics and the microscope condenser known as the Abbe condenser
  • abbes — a member of the secular clergy.
  • archbishop — In the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican Churches, an archbishop is a bishop of the highest rank, who is in charge of all the bishops and priests in a particular country or region.
  • archdeacon — An archdeacon is a high-ranking clergyman who works as an assistant to a bishop, especially in the Anglican church.
  • cardinals — of prime importance; chief; principal: of cardinal significance.

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