pastor

noun (1)
pas·​tor | \ˈpa-stər \

Definition of pastor 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: a spiritual overseer especially : a clergyman serving a local church or parish

pastor

verb
pastored; pastoring\ˈpa-​st(ə-​)riŋ \

Definition of pastor (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to serve as pastor of pastor a church

pastor

noun (2)
pas·​tor | \pä-ˈstȯr \

Definition of pastor (Entry 3 of 3)

chiefly Southwest

Other Words from pastor

Noun (1)

pastorship \ˈpa-​stər-​ˌship \ noun

First Known Use of pastor

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1623, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pastor

Noun (1)

Middle English pastour, from Anglo-French, from Latin pastor herdsman, from pascere to feed — more at food

Noun (2)

Spanish, from Latin

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pastor

noun
pas·​tor | \ˈpa-stər \

Kids Definition of pastor

: a minister or priest in charge of a church

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