Search Result for "reverend": pronunciation
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church;
[syn: clergyman, reverend, man of the cloth]

2. a title of respect for a clergyman;


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. worthy of adoration or reverence;
[syn: reverend, sublime]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reverend \Rev"er*end\, a. [F. r['e]v['e]rend, L. reverendus, fr. revereri. See Revere.] Worthy of reverence; entitled to respect mingled with fear and affection; venerable. [1913 Webster] A reverend sire among them came. --Milton. [1913 Webster] They must give good example and reverend deportment in the face of their children. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Note: This word is commonly given as a title of respect to ecclesiastics. A clergyman is styled the reverend; a dean, the very reverend; a bishop, the right reverend; an archbishop, the most reverend. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "reverend": august, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, churchman, cleric, clerk, creditable, divine, dreadful, ecclesiastic, esteemed, estimable, held in esteem, highly esteemed, highly regarded, highly reputed, highly respectable, honorable, honored, in favor, in good odor, in high favor, meritorious, minister, noble, patriarchal, preacher, prestigious, reputable, respectable, respected, revered, reverential, time-honored, venerable, venerated, well-thought-of, worshipful, worthy




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