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Definition 1: a title of respect for a clergyman - [noun denoting communication]

(reverend is a kind of ...) an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'

"the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"

Definition 2: a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for reverend in the sense of this definition

(reverend is a kind of ...) a leader in religious or sacred affairs

(... is a kind of reverend ) a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death

(... is a kind of reverend ) a person being ordained

(... is a kind of reverend ) (Roman Catholic Church) someone who proposes or pleads for a candidate for beatification or canonization

(... is a kind of reverend ) someone whose occupation is preaching the gospel

(... is a kind of reverend ) a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders

(... is a kind of reverend ) a clergyman who watches over a group of people

(... is a kind of reverend ) a clergyman an order below deacon; one of the Holy Orders in the unreformed western Christian church and the eastern Catholic Churches but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church

(... is a kind of reverend ) (Church of England) a clergyman appointed to act as priest of a parish

(... is a kind of reverend ) (Episcopal Church) a clergyman in charge of a chapel

(... is a kind of reverend ) a clergyman who officiates at a religious ceremony or service

(... is a kind of reverend ) someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church

(... is a kind of reverend ) the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church

(... is a kind of reverend ) someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches

(... is a kind of reverend ) a cleric in the minor orders of the Eastern Orthodox Church who reads the lessons aloud in the liturgy (analogous to the lector in the Roman Catholic Church)

(... is a kind of reverend ) (Anglican Church) an ecclesiastical dignitary usually ranking just below a bishop

(... is a kind of reverend ) a clergyman ministering to some institution

(... is a kind of reverend ) a clergyman or other person in religious orders

(... is a kind of reverend ) a person authorized to conduct religious worship

"clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"

(... is a kind of reverend ) a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders

(... is a kind of reverend ) a clergyman; especially a settled minister or parson

(... is an instance of reverend) English clergyman and brother of John Wesley who wrote many hymns (1707-1788)

(... is an instance of reverend) English clergyman and founder of Methodism (1703-1791)

(... is an instance of reverend) United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968)

(... is an instance of reverend) English clergyman who (with John Henry Newman and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement (1792-1866)

(... is an instance of reverend) English clergyman and metaphysical poet celebrated as a preacher (1572-1631)

(... is an instance of reverend) United States clergyman who was a leader for the abolition of slavery (1813-1887)

(... is an instance of reverend) English clergyman and colonist who was expelled from Massachusetts for criticizing Puritanism; he founded Providence in 1636 and obtained a royal charter for Rhode Island in 1663 (1603-1683)

(... is a member of reverend) in Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)

Definition 3: worthy of adoration or reverence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for reverend in the sense of this definition

(reverend is similar to ...) concerned with religion or religious purposes

"sacred texts" "sacred rites" "sacred music"

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