1. [ noun ] (religion,Christianity) a person authorized to conduct religious worship
Synonyms: pastor parson rector curate
Related terms: clergyman ministrant
2. [ verb ] attend to the wants and needs of others

"I have to minister to my mother all the time"

Related terms: attend relief
3. [ noun ] (politics) a person appointed to a high office in the government
Synonyms: government_minister

"Minister of Finance"

Related terms: executive foreign_minister Haman finance_minister ahmed_zoki_yamani cabinet_minister
4. [ verb ] (work) work as a minister

"She is ministering in an old parish"

Related terms: work be curate
5. [ noun ] (work) a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador
Synonyms: diplomatic_minister
Related terms: diplomat
6. [ noun ] (British) the job of a head of a government department
Related terms: public_service cabinet_minister UK
Similar spelling:   ministering