preacher

noun preach·er \ ˈprē-chər \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of preacher

plural preachers
: one who preaches: such as
a : a person who delivers a sermon publicly
  • a street preacher
b : one whose function is to preach sermons : pastor, minister
  • She waited patiently on a Sunday morning until the crowd had said good-by to the preacher.
  • —Don Jeffries
  • "What kind of preacher are you? What denomination?" "I was ordained in a Baptist church, but I'm sort of nondenominational now."
  • —John Grisham
c : one who inculcates or exhorts something earnestly or officiously
  • … he was an ardent preacher of gentlemanly ethics …
  • —Paul Schullery
  • … he was perceived by the larger world, not inaccurately, as a preacher of the hatred.
  • —Nicholas Lemann

First Known Use of preacher

13th century

in the meaning defined above

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PREACHER Defined for Kids

preacher

noun preach·er \ ˈprē-chər \

Definition of preacher for Students

1 : a person who gives sermons
2 : 1minister 1


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