: one who preaches: such as
: a person who delivers a sermon publicly
: 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
: 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