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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. 2a :  of or relating to the clergyb :  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

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 English Language Learners


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reverend

noun rev·er·end

Definition of reverend for English Language Learners

  • : a priest or minister in the Christian church


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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