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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun minister:

spoken English17.82%written English82.18% imaginative writing10.6%informational writing89.4%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun minister:

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Definition of the noun minister

What does minister mean as a name of something?

Minister is one of the top 100 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 100 most common nouns in informational written English.

noun - plural: ministers

  1. a person authorized to conduct religious worship
  2. a person appointed to a high office in the government
  3. a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador
  4. the job of a head of a government department

Alternative definition of the noun minister

noun

  1. A person who is trained to perform religious ceremonies at a Protestant church.
  2. A politician who heads a ministry (national or regional government department for public service).
  3. At a diplomacy, the rank of diplomat directly below ambassador
  4. Someone who serves others.

Definition of the verb minister

What does minister mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: ministered | ministering | ministers

  1. attend to the wants and needs of others
    • example: I have to minister to my mother all the time
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic terms: attend / look / see / take care = take charge of or deal with
  2. work as a minister
    • example: She is ministering in an old parish
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic word: work = exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity

Film

"Minister" a.k.a. "The Minister" is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Pierre Schöller.

Characters

  1. Minister is a fictional character from the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange.
  2. Minister is a fictional character from the 1970 film Brand X.
  3. Minister is a fictional character from the 1989 film Pet Sematary.
  4. Minister is a fictional character from the 1973 film Lady Caroline Lamb.
  5. Minister is a fictional character from the 1972 film The Mattei Affair.
  6. Minister is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Hangover.
  7. Minister is a fictional character from the 1988 film She's Having a Baby.
  8. Minister is a fictional character from the 2012 film A Royal Affair.
  9. Minister is a fictional character from the film Larks on a String.
  10. Minister is a fictional character from the 2013 film Pioneer.
  11. Minister is a fictional character from the 2011 film Force.
  12. Minister is a fictional character from the 1992 film Balwaan.
  13. Minister is a fictional character from the 2011 film Siruthai.
  14. Minister is a fictional character from the 2011 film Osthi.
  15. Minister is a fictional character from the 1966 film Paramanandayya Shishyula Katha.
  16. Minister is a fictional character from the 2008 film Thenavattu.
  17. Minister is a fictional character from the 2007 film Maisamma IPS.
  18. Minister is a fictional character from the 2001 film Dhill.
  19. Minister is a fictional character from the 2011 film Snowtown.
  20. Minister is a fictional character from the 1931 film M.
  21. Minister is a fictional film character.
  22. Minister is a fictional character from the 2011 film Restless.
  23. Minister is a fictional character from the 2004 film Chai Pani Etc.
  24. Minister is a fictional character from 1981 film Swan Lake.
  25. Minister is a fictional film character.
  26. Minister is a fictional character from the 2011 film Suicide Room.
  27. Minister is a fictional character from the 1978 film Granica.
  28. Minister is a fictional character from Aeg elada, aeg aramastada.
  29. Minister is a fictional character from the 2013 film Chennaiyil Oru Naal.
  30. Minister is a fictional character from the film The Hero.
  31. Minister is a fictional character from the 2007 film Barbie as the Island Princess.
  32. Minister is a fictional character from the 1966 film Mahathma.
  33. Minister is a fictional character from the 1914 film Sweet and Low.
  34. Minister is a fictional character in the 2011 biographical film The Devil's Double.
  35. Minister is a fictional character from the 1936 film Modern Times.
  36. Minister is a fictional character from the 1967 film Breaking Up.
  37. Minister is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Weight.
  38. Minister is a fictional character from the 2007 film Anwar.
  39. Minister is a fictional character from the 1994 film Kranti Kshetra.
  40. Minister is a fictional character from the 1976 film The Scar.
  41. Minister is a fictional character from the film A Woman Commands.
  42. Minister is a fictional character from the 1930 film Tom Sawyer.
  43. Minister is a fictional character from the 2004 film Kis Kis Ki Kismat.
  44. Minister is a fictional character in the 2008 crime drama mystery film Transsiberian.
  45. Minister: Miniszter is a fictional character from the 1962 film The Man of Gold.

There are other characters with in their name, like Chief Minister, First Minister, Prime minister, Prime-Minister, Deputy Minister, Shadow Minister, Cabinet Minister, Culture minister, Foreign minister, Minister of State, The Prime Minister, Government Minister, Minister of Finance, The Minister's Wife, The Minister of Defense.

Miscellanea

  1. Minister a.k.a. Preacher: A preacher is a person who delivers sermons or gives homilies, generally on religious topics, although one can also preach any of the components of any worldview or philosophy. Some see a preacher as distinct from a theologian by focusing on the communication rather than the development of doctrine. Others see preaching and theology as being intertwined. Preaching is not limited to religious views, but it extends to moral and social world-views as well.
    • also known as 説教師
  2. Minister: In Christian churches, a minister is someone who is authorized by a church or religious organization to perform functions such as teaching of beliefs; leading services such as weddings, baptisms or funerals; or otherwise providing spiritual guidance to the community. The term is taken from Latin minister "servant, attendant", which itself was derived from minus "less".
    • also known as Religious minister, Minister of religion
  3. Minister: In the Catholic Church the term minister enjoys a variety of usages. It most commonly refers to the person, whether lay or ordained, who is commissioned to perform some act on behalf of the Church. It is not a particular office or rank of clergy, as is the case in some other churches, but minister may be used as a collective term for vocational or professional pastoral leaders including clergy and non-clergy. It is also used in reference to the canonical and liturgical administration of sacraments, as part of some offices, and with reference to the exercise of the lay apostolate.

Phrases with Minister

Phrases starting with the word Minister:

  1. Minister-President
  2. minister of finance
  3. minister of religion
  4. minister plenipotentiary
  5. Minister without portfolio

Phrases ending with the word Minister:

  1. to minister
  2. First Minister
  3. prime minister
  4. Prime-Minister
  5. Shadow Minister
  6. cabinet minister
  7. Culture minister
  8. finance minister
  9. foreign minister
  10. diplomatic minister
  11. government minister

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Minister

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Google previewThinking Government (2011)

Public Administration and Politics in Canada by David Johnson

Communicating the Government Message The prime minister is the chief communicator for the government abroad and at home. Within the world of international relations the PM is the primary Canadian diplomat, making decisions about our ...

Google previewThe strange death of Liberal England [1910-1914] (1935)

by George Dangerfield

The Deputy Prime Minister is the LeadDemocrat coalition.The Deputy Prime Minister is the Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party—the direct successor of er of the Liberal Democratic Party—the ...

Google previewBack Off! (1993)

How To Confront And Stop Sexual Harassment And Harassers by Martha Langelan

N hen Your Minister Is a Molester, Your Professor Is a Lech, or Your Landlord Is a Sleaze: Stopping Harassers in Power Positions On the street, on the subway, in the park, and throughout the community, harassers turn women's daily lives into ...

Google previewTonga: 2006 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion (2006)

by International Monetary Fund

While the former Prime Minister is the King's youngest son, the new Prime Minister is a commoner and one of the few elected officials.

Google previewJava Spider (2012)

by Geoffrey Archer

A British minister is a pawn in a deadly game played out in one of the world's most explosive countries - Indonesia.

Google previewSocial Status in the City (1971)

by Coleman, Richard P.

The Deputy Prime Minister is the LeadDemocrat coalition.The Deputy Prime Minister is the Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party—the direct successor of er of the Liberal Democratic Party—the direct successor of the old Liberal Party ...

Google previewFasting (1840)

An Inquiry Into Its Antiquity, Uses, and Obligations ; to which is Added, a Sermon for the Ember Weeks by John Frere

That the well being of a particular church depends principally upon the quality of the minister , is a fact about which there can be small difference of opinion ; for the minister is the head of the church, and when the head is sick the heart will be ...

Google previewMalaysia Investment and Business Guide (2007)

by Usa International Business Publications

As leader of the party with the most members in the Dewan Rakyat, the Prime Minister is the most important elected...

Google previewTonga (2006)

2006 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion by International Monetary Fund

While the former Prime Minister is the King's youngest son, the new Prime Minister is a commoner and one of the few elected officials.

Google previewConstitutional Practice (1999)

The Foundations of British Government by Rodney Brazier

CHOOSING A PRIME MINISTER The appointment by the Sovereign of a Prime Minister is an act done by virtue of the...

although the formal appointment of a Prime Minister is a prerogative act, the actual choice no longer normally lies with ...

Google previewPolitics in Europe (2014)

by M. Donald Hancock, Christopher J. Carman

First, the prime minister is the leader of the majority party in the House of Commons. (Until 1902, prime ministers frequently came from the House of Lords, but by convention the prime minister is now a member of Commons. For that reason, in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Literary Pseudonyms in the English Language (2015)

by T.J. Carty

FRANCIS Milburg Francisco Mansfield MIMOSA Mabel Chan-Toon MINA Herbert Reiach MINIER, NELSON Laura Nelson Baker MISS MINIFIE Mrs Susanna Gunning MINIMUS, DIONYSIUS Mowbray Walter Morris A MINISTER John Bold ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Angola (2011)

by W. Martin James

Major Angolan Leaders since Independence 294 ° APPENDIX 2 Oil Minister Desiderio Costa January 1982–December...

Fernando dos Santos Prime Minister** Lopo do Nascimento Fernando França Van-Dunem Marcolino Moco Fernando ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (2013)

by Peter Karibe Mendy, Lobban Jr.

in the historic multiparty legislative elections of 3 July 1994, the first ever party-elected prime minister, Manuel Saturnino Costa, formed a ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Albania (2010)

by Robert Elsie

29 January: Prime Minister Ilir Meta resigns under pressure from Socialist Party leader Fatos Nano. 7 February: Pandeli Majko once again becomes prime minister of Albania. 24 June: Alfred Moisiu becomes president of Albania.

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Quotes about Minister

I have been represented as a Protestant minister; there was not one of the canvassers of the honourable gentlemen opposite that did not represent to the people that I was not a Minister of the Crown, but that I was a Protestant minister. (Wilfrid Laurier)
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Scrabble value of M3I1N1I1S1T1E1R1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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