1. any of certain cathedrals and large churches; originally connected to a monastery;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Minster \Min"ster\, n. [AS. mynster, fr. L. monasterium. See
A church of a monastery. The name is often retained and
applied to the church after the monastery has ceased to exist
(as Beverly Minster, Southwell Minster, etc.), and is also
improperly used for any large church.
Minster house, the official house in which the canons of a
cathedral live in common or in rotation. --Shipley.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any of certain cathedrals and large churches; originally
connected to a monastery
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Minster, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
Population (2000): 2794
Housing Units (2000): 1033
Land area (2000): 1.877624 sq. miles (4.863024 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.877624 sq. miles (4.863024 sq. km)
FIPS code: 50918
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 40.393706 N, 84.378266 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 45865
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.