verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of minister
OTHER WORDS FROM ministerpre·min·is·ter, verb (used without object)sub·min·is·ter, nounun·der·min·is·ter, nounun·min·is·tered, adjective
Words nearby minister
Example sentences from the Web for ministering
Instead he has emphasized core elements of the social gospel like combatting poverty and ministering to the sick and downtrodden.
Under the ministering care of Beatrice and the patriarch, Stern's convalescence was rapid.Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England
The progress of musical culture, he thought, could not be too much applauded as a noble means of ministering to human welfare.For Every Music Lover|Aubertine Woodward Moore
He proceeded to show them that there was still a great deal of happiness in store for them in ministering to the needs of others.Legends & Romances of Brittany|Lewis Spence
British Dictionary definitions for ministering
Derived forms of ministerministership, noun
Word Origin for minister
Cultural definitions for ministering (1 of 2)
In many Protestant churches, the presiding clergyman. Ministers preach sermons; conduct services; officiate at baptisms, weddings, and funerals; and generally look after the needs of their congregation. Some Protestant churches refer to their clergy as pastors or preachers rather than ministers.
Cultural definitions for ministering (2 of 2)
A title used in many countries for members of cabinets and similar public officials, who are roughly equivalent to the officials in the United States cabinet. For example, a minister of foreign affairs will have duties similar to those of the secretary of state of the United States.