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reverend

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adjective rev·er·end \ˈrev-rənd, ˈre-və-; ˈre-vərnd\

Definition of reverend

  1. 1 :  worthy of reverence :  revered

  2. 2 a :  of or relating to the clergy b :  being a member of the clergy —used as a title <the Reverend Mr. Doe> <the Reverend John Doe> <the Reverend Mrs. Jane Doe>



Examples of reverend in a sentence

  1. <our reverend elders should be accorded a special place of honor at the ceremonies>



Origin and Etymology of reverend

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin reverendus, gerundive of revereri


First Known Use: 15th century

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reverend

noun rev·er·end

Simple Definition of reverend

  • : a priest or minister in the Christian church

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of reverend

  1. :  a member of the clergy —sometimes used in plural as a title

Examples of reverend in a sentence

  1. <called their reverend and asked if he could marry them next June>



1608

First Known Use of reverend

1608

Other Christian Religious Terms



REVEREND Defined for Kids

reverend

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adjective rev·er·end \ˈre-və-rənd, ˈrev-rənd\

Definition of reverend for Students

  1. 1 :  worthy of honor and respect

  2. 2 —used as a title for a member of the clergy <the Reverend John Doe> <the Reverend Jane Doe>





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