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reverend

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adjective rev·er·end \ ˈrev-rənd , ˈre-və- ; ˈre-vərnd \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of reverend

1 :worthy of reverence :revered
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, borrowed from Anglo-French, borrowed from Latin reverendus, gerundive of reverērī "to stand in awe of, 1revere"

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reverend

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Definition of reverend

: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

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Origin and Etymology of reverend

derivative of 1reverend

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REVEREND Defined for English Language Learners

reverend

noun

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 :worthy of honor and respect
2 used as a title for a member of the clergy
  • the Reverend John Doe
  • the Reverend Jane Doe


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