[syn: Pastor, subgenus Pastor]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
pastor \pas"tor\ (p[.a]s"t[~e]r), n. [L., fr. pascere, pastum,
to pasture, to feed. Cf. Pabulum, Pasture, Food.]
1. A shepherd; one who has the care of flocks and herds.
2. A guardian; a keeper; specifically (Eccl.), a minister
having the charge of a church and parish.
3. (Zool.) A species of starling (Pastor roseus), native of
the plains of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Its head is
crested and glossy greenish black, and its back is rosy.
It feeds largely upon locusts.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a person authorized to conduct religious worship;
"clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant
churches" [syn: curate, minister of religion,
minister, parson, pastor, rector]
2: only the rose-colored starlings; in some classifications
considered a separate genus [syn: Pastor, subgenus
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
36 Moby Thesaurus words for "pastor":
DD, Doctor of Divinity, Holy Joe, abbe, bishop, canon, chaplain,
churchman, churchwoman, clergyman, clergywoman, cleric, clerical,
clerk, curate, cure, divine, ecclesiastic, father, man of God,
military chaplain, minister, padre, parson, priest, rector,
reverend, servant of God, shepherd, sky pilot, supply clergy,
supply minister, the Reverend, the very Reverend, tonsured cleric,