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Meaning & Definition of Minister in English

English

Minister

/mɪnəstər/

noun

1. A person authorized to conduct religious worship

  • "Clergymen are usually called ministers in protestant churches"
    synonym:
  • curate
  • ,
  • minister of religion
  • ,
  • minister
  • ,
  • parson
  • ,
  • pastor
  • ,
  • rector

2. A person appointed to a high office in the government

  • "Minister of finance"
    synonym:
  • minister
  • ,
  • government minister

3. A diplomat representing one government to another

  • Ranks below ambassador
    synonym:
  • minister
  • ,
  • diplomatic minister

4. The job of a head of a government department

    synonym:
  • minister

verb

1. Attend to the wants and needs of others

  • "I have to minister to my mother all the time"
    synonym:
  • minister

2. Work as a minister

  • "She is ministering in an old parish"
    synonym:
  • minister

Examples of using

Our minister is a vegetarian and an atheist.
I will probably be the first Polish foreign minister in history to say so, but here it is: I fear German power less than I am beginning to fear German inactivity.
Bulgaria is the only country in Europe where a former monarch has been elected prime minister.