minister

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minister is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
minister

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /'mɪnɪstɜɻ/
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Noun[change]

Singular
minister

Plural
ministers

  1. (countable) A minister is a politician who is in charge of a part of the government.
    The Minister of Defense has said that the army will remain in the city for at least two more weeks.
  2. (countable) A minister is a person who acts officially in a Christian church.
    The minister who performed our wedding ceremony was a great speaker.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
minister

Third-person singular
ministers

Past tense
ministered

Past participle
ministered

Present participle
ministering

  1. (intransitive) If you minister, you give help, especially through your words or by nursing.
    To minister, a church must be sensitive to what is hurting its community.
    Mother Theresa spent her life ministering to the sick and poor in India.