- a church actually or originally connected with a monastic establishment.
- any large or important church, as a cathedral.
Origin of minster
Related Words for minstersanctuary, synagogue, parish, mosque, shrine, temple, chapel, basilica, chancel, minster, oratory, mission, abbey, fold, cathedral, tabernacle, bethel, chantry, sacellum
Examples from the Web for minster
Historical Examples of minster
It may be that he can prefer thee to some post about the minster.
We missed our morning mass, it will do us no harm to hear Nones in the Minster.
The Holy Well, which was inside the minster, is now covered up.
Its minster was founded in the days of Æthelstan, but the remains are Norman work.
I have just come from the minster, but could see nothing of him there.The Nebuly Coat
John Meade Falkner
- British any of certain cathedrals and large churches, usually originally connected to a monastery
Word Origin for minster
Old English mynster "the church of a monastery" (8c.), from Late Latin monasterium (see monastery). Cf. Old French moustier, French moûtier, Old Irish manister.