• WordNet 3.6
    • n Pastor only the rose-colored starlings; in some classifications considered a separate genus
    • n pastor a person authorized to conduct religious worship "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • pastor A guardian; a keeper; specifically Eccl, a minister having the charge of a church and parish.
    • pastor A shepherd; one who has the care of flocks and herds.
    • pastor (Zoöl) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pastor One who has the care of a flock or herd; a herdsman; especially, a shepherd.
    • n pastor A minister or clergyman installed according to the usages of some Christian denomination in charge of a specific church or body of churches. The word is often used to denote a clergyman considered with reference to his care of his people, as in visiting the sick, etc., rather than with reference to his office as preacher. The term shepherd (Latin pastor) is applied in the New Testament to Christ (John x. 11; 1 Pet. ii. 25); thence it was transferred to the bishops and other clergy generally of the Christian church; in later usage it is ordinarily confined to a minister ordained over a local church.
    • n pastor [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of sturnoid passerine birds having the head crested and the plumage in part rosecolored, as P. roseus of Europe; the rosestarlings: so named from association with cattle, like cow-bird, etc. Also called Thremmaphilus, Gracula, and by other names.
    • n pastor A bird of this genus.
    • n pastor Synonyms Clergyman, Divine, etc. See minister.
    • n pastor A fish, Nomeus gronovii, which lives in the tropical parts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and swims near the surface in rather deep water. It is often found among the tentacles of the Portuguese man-of-war.
    • pastor To shepherd, literally or figuratively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pastor pas′tur one who has care of a flock: a shepherd: a clergyman
    • n Pastor a poem which describes the scenery and life of the country: a letter or an address by a pastor to his people, or by a bishop to his clergy:
    • n Pastor pas′tur a beautiful bird allied to the starlings, native to Western Asia.
    • n Pastor (mus.) a simple melody
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Pastoral care - This is used in education to describe the aspect of care offered to pupils that cover things besides learning.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. Cf. Pabulum Pasture Food


In literature:

Suddenly a light seemed to dawn on the mind of the young pastor.
"Little Frida" by Anonymous
David Frohlich invited the new pastor to dinner to meet the superintendent and the presbyters.
"Pretty Michal" by Mór Jókai
Of course the female sex fluttered round the new pastor.
"The London Pulpit" by J. Ewing Ritchie
But the Vatican remembered them, and canonized Pastor and Justo.
"The Cathedrals of Northern Spain" by Charles Rudy
These mistook the Shepherd's Week for a burlesque of Virgil's Pastorals.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
It must meet with the approval of the pastor.
"Seven Graded Sunday Schools" by Various
The pastor's family were not at Paris.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
But there were as yet no ordained pastors.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Could we not get the pastor to explain their doctrines?
"Dorothy Page" by Eldridge B. Hatcher
The relations between the pastor and his two helpers are very close and happy.
"The Making of a Country Parish" by Harlow S. (Harlow Spencer) Mills

In poetry:

Henceforth the churchyard on the hill,
Dear to us all, and pure and fair,
Shall in our hearts be dearer still
Because the Pastor slumbers there.
"In Memoriam" by Alexander Anderson
Before the Speedwell's anchor swung,
Ere yet the Mayflower's sail was spread,
While round his feet the Pilgrims clung,
The pastor spake, and thus he said:--
"Robinson Of Leyden" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, all
Shall feel the shower of Mercy fall,
And startling at th' Almighty's call,
Give what He gave,
Till their high deeds the world appal,
And sinners save.
"Sunday After Ascension" by John Keble
Watch by our father Isaac's pastoral door -
The birthright sold, the blessing lost and won;
Tell, Heaven has wrath that can relent no more;
The Grave, dark deeds that cannot be undone.
"Second Sunday In Lent" by John Keble
Since thou hast stood, and thus thy vigil kept,
Noting each hour, o'er mouldering stones beneath;
The pastor and his flock alike have slept,
And dust to dust proclaimed the stride of death.
"Sun-Dial, In The Churchyard Of Bremhill" by William Lisle Bowles
Come all to your Keeper, Redeemer, and Chief,
Your King, Priest and Prophet, he'll bring you relief,
Your Doctor, your Pastor, your Rock and your Tow'r,
Your Saviour, who conquer'd the dragon of yore!
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard

In news:

A day after pastor's slaying, defendant partied with cross-dresser .
Witness, dressed as a woman wearing pink lipstick, testifies that he and Steven Nelson spent hours at a Dallas nightclub the night after an Arlington pastor was killed.
'You go to the city to reach the culture,' says New York City pastor Timothy J Keller.
Interment will be at Davis Greenlawn Cemetery in Rosenberg, Texas and will be officiated by Pastor Terrance H Johnson.
Brown, pastor of the bride, officiating the ceremony.
A memorial service will be held at 4 pm Sunday at Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, with Pastor Brian Bill officiating.
Though the courthouse in Burlington, Vt. Was flooded with supporters singing traditional Christian hymns, the Reverend Kenneth Miller, a Mennonite pastor from Stuarts Draft, Va.
Barry Bradley, pastor of First Baptist Church.
Dr Charles LaPlaca and Pastor Judy Bennett officiating the ceremony.
A funeral service will be held at 7 pm Monday at Boston Funeral Home in Stevens Point, with Pastor David Guerrero officiating.
Colorado megachurch stunned by gay sex, drug allegations against pastor.
Lisa Marie Witkoski and Gary Ray Dilly were united in marriage April 14 at New Life Fellowship, Shadyside, with Pastor Joel Traylor officiating.
The double-ring ceremony was performed by Pastor Brent Thompson.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 19, 2008 at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.
Funeral services for Andy Vernon Dorn , 58, were held on Aug 24 at the The Gathering in Douglas with Pastor Frank Wiederrecht officiating.

In science:

Blanchard, P., Chang, C.-H., and Kr¨uger, T., Epidemic thresholds on scale-free graphs: The interplay between exponent and preferential choice, Preprint cond-mat/0207319 (2002). Bogu˜n´a, M. and Pastor-Satorras, R., Epidemic spreading in correlated complex networks, Phys.
The structure and function of complex networks
Pastor-Satorras, R. and Rubi, J. (eds.), Proceedings of the XVIII Sitges Conference on Statistical Mechanics, Lecture Notes in Physics, Springer, Berlin (2003). [331] Pastor-Satorras, R., V´azquez, A., and Vespignani, A., Dynamical and correlation properties of the Internet, Phys.
The structure and function of complex networks
V´azquez, A., Pastor-Satorras, R., and Vespignani, A., Large-scale topological and dynamical properties of the Internet, Phys.
The structure and function of complex networks
Pastor-Satorras, Class of correlated random networks with hidden variables, 2003 Phys.
Loops of any size and Hamilton cycles in random scale-free networks
Pastor. A molecular dynamics study of the response of lipid bilayers and monolayers to trehalose.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?