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Definition 1: the job of a head of a government department - [noun denoting act]

(minister is a kind of ...) employment within a government system (especially in the civil service)

(... is a kind of minister ) the job of a senior minister who is a member of the cabinet

(minister belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 2: a person authorized to conduct religious worship - [noun denoting person]

Samples where minister or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches

Synonyms for minister in the sense of this definition

(minister is a kind of ...) a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church

(... is a kind of minister ) someone who serves as a minister

Definition 3: a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for minister in the sense of this definition

(minister is a kind of ...) an official engaged in international negotiations

Definition 4: a person appointed to a high office in the government - [noun denoting person]

Samples where minister or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Minister of Finance

Synonyms for minister in the sense of this definition

(minister is a kind of ...) a person responsible for the administration of a business

(... is a kind of minister ) a person who is a member of the cabinet

(... is a kind of minister ) the minister responsible for state finances

(... is a kind of minister ) a government minister for foreign relations

(... is an instance of minister) (Old Testament) the minister of the Persian emperor who hated the Jews and was hanged for plotting to massacre them

(... is an instance of minister) Saudi Arabian minister of petroleum who was a central figure in the creation of OPEC (born in 1930)

Samples where minister or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is ministering in an old parish

(minister is a kind of ...) exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity

"I will work hard to improve my grades" "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"

Samples where minister or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I have to minister to my mother all the time

(minister is a kind of ...) take charge of or deal with

"Could you see about lunch?" "I must attend to this matter" "She took care of this business"

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