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The word ministry and its family (ministered, ministering, ministerial, ministries) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun ministry

What does ministry mean as a name of something?

Ministry is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • ministry: ministries
  • Ministry: Ministries

  1. religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: priesthood = the body of ordained religious practitioners
  2. building where the business of a government ministry is transacted
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: building / edifice = a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
  3. a government department under the direction of a minister of state
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic term: government department = a department of government
    • more specific terms:
      • Foreign Office = the government department in charge of foreign relations
      • Home Office = the government department in charge of domestic affairs
  4. the work of a minister of religion
    • example: he is studying for the ministry
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: employment / work = the occupation for which you are paid

Alternative definition of the noun ministry


  1. Government department, at the administrative level normally headed by a minister (or equivalent rank, e.g. secretary of state), who holds it as portfolio, especially in a constitutional monarchy
  2. The complete body of government ministers (whether or not they are in cabinet) under the leadership of a head of government (such as a prime minister)
  3. A ministration
  4. The active practice and education of the minister of a particular religion or faith.


Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded by lead singer Al Jourgensen in 1981. Originally a new wave synthpop outfit, Ministry changed its style to industrial metal in the late 1980s. Ministry found mainstream success in the early 1990s with its most successful album Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs and touring as part of the Lollapalooza festival.

  • also known as Ministy
  • members:
  • genres: Alternative metal, Thrash metal, Synthpop, Industrial metal, Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Industrial rock, Industrial music, New Wave, Electronic body music, Sludge metal, Doom metal, Rock music
  • albums: "I’m Falling / Cold Life", "Cold Life", "Work for Love", "I Wanted to Tell Her", "Revenge", "With Sympathy", "Halloween (remix) / Nature of Outtakes", "Over the Shoulder", "The Nature of Love", "Twelve Inch Singles: 1981–1984", "Twitch", "Stigmata", "The Land of Rape and Honey", "The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste", "In Case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up (Live)", "Jesus Built My Hotrod", "Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs", "N.W.O.", "Just One Fix", "Box", "Just Another Fix", "The Fall", "Lay Lady Lay", "Filth Pig", "Dark Side of the Spoon", "Bad Blood", "Greatest Fits", "Sphinctour", "Animositisomina", "Houses of the Molé", "Early Trax", "Side Trax", "Rantology", "Rio Grande Blood", "2004-10-30: Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg, FL, USA", "Rio Grande DUB Ya", "Burning Inside", "The Last Sucker", "Tapes of Wrath", "Adios… Puta Madres", "The Wicked Soundtrack", "The Last Dubber", "MiXXXes of the Molé", "Every Day Is Halloween: The Anthology", "Every Day Is Halloween", "Thunderstruck", "Cover Up", "Undercover", "Relapse", "Stigmata (Remixes)"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance - "N.W.O."
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance - "Bad Blood"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance - "The Great Satan"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance - "LiesLiesLies"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance - "Under My Thumb"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance - "Señor Peligro" (Track from: Adios...)
  • official website:


  1. Ministry: A ministry is a specialized organization responsible for a sector of government public administration, sometimes led by a minister or a senior public servant, that can have responsibility for one or more departments, agencies, bureaus, commissions or other smaller executive, advisory, managerial or administrative organisations.
  2. Ministry: Ministry: International Journal for Pastors is an international monthly magazine for Christian ministers, with a circulation of approximately 78,000. It is published by the Ministerial Association, an official body of the worldwide Adventist church. It is aimed at pastors and ministers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and also those of other denominations. It has a monthly circulation of roughly 18,000 to Adventist church leaders, and a bi-monthly circulation of roughly 60,000 to clergy from other denominations on a complimentary basis. As of 2011 it is edited by Derek Morris. Its ISSN is 0026-5314.
  3. Ministry: A ministry refers to a collective body of government ministers headed by a prime minister or premier. It is described by the Oxford Dictionary as "a period of government under one prime minister”. Although the term "cabinet" can in some circumstances be a synonym, a ministry can be a broader concept which might include office-holders that do not participate in cabinet meetings. Other titles can include "administration" or "government" to describe similar collectives.
  4. Ministry a.k.a. The Corporate Ministry was a villainous stable in the World Wrestling Federation in 1999 composed of members from both The Corporation and The Ministry of Darkness.
  5. Ministry is a horror comic book created by writer-artist Lara J. Phillips.
  6. Ministry is a 2013 Telly Award winner.
    • award: - Telly Award for TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces Film/Video - Documentary - "The Miracle of Israel", with Production Company

Phrases with Ministry

  1. Ministry of Education
  2. ministry of transportation test
  3. Bus Ministry

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ministry

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Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (1989)


Since the Ministry is an integral part, and not a controlled entity, of a foreign sovereign, it is not a controlled commercial entity...

the Ministry is a controlled entity and gaged in commercial activity, it is a trolled commercial entity within the n ing of ...

Google previewPastoral Counseling: A Ministry of the Church (2002)

A Ministry of the Church by John H. Patton

Ministry is a condition created by the church through whatever process or ritual the particular faith group designates.

Google previewForming the Assembly to Celebrate Sacraments (2002)

by Lawrence E. Mick

The call to ministry is an essential part of the call to baptism. Even catechumens, long before...

Google previewIntroducing Christian Education (2001)

Foundations for the Twenty-first Century by Michael J. Anthony

ecovery ministry is a new phenomenon impacting churches in the twenty-first century. The young adults who grew up during the turbulent'60s and '70s produced ageneration of people who looked for peace and contentment in all the wrong ...

Google previewDictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance (2013)

by Richard E. Saunier, Richard Albert Meganck

Mg megagram MHLC Multilateral High-Level Conference MICIT Ministry of Science and Technology (Latin America) MICS Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys ...

Google previewTheological Encyclopedia and Methodology (1885)

Based on Hagenbach and Krauth by Revere Franklin Weidner

The holy ministry, because the highest of all human occupations, demands above all the internal vocation. What is a blunder as regards any other occupation, is, as regards the ministry, a crime—a crime against the man's own soul, the souls ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopaedia of India (2006)

by K.R. Gupta, K.R. Gupta & Amita Gupta

The Ministry of Environment and Forests is primarily responsible for the implementation of the policies and programmes related to environment including lakes and rivers, biodiversity, forests and wildlife. The Ministry is also concerned with the ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds (2007)

by Bonnie L. Hendricks

Choung Department of Animal Science Cheju National University Cheju-do, Korea Lesotho Basuto Basotho Pony Project Animal Production Officer, Ministry of Agriculture ...

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Small photo of Orlando, Florida/U.S.A. - 04-26-2018: Ministry performs at the Hard Rock Live OrlandoSmall photo of Orlando, Florida/U.S.A. - 04-26-2018: Ministry performs at the Hard Rock Live OrlandoSmall photo of Orlando, Florida/U.S.A. - 04-26-2018: Ministry performs at the Hard Rock Live OrlandoSmall photo of Orlando, Florida/U.S.A. - 04-26-2018: Ministry performs at the Hard Rock Live OrlandoSmall photo of Orlando, Florida/U.S.A. - 04-26-2018: Ministry performs at the Hard Rock Live OrlandoSmall photo of COSTA RICA - CIRCA 1977: post stamp printed in Costa Rica shows health ministry emblem; creation of Ministry of Health series; Scott C705 AP148 1.40; circa 1977Small photo of Brasilia, Federal District / Brazil - June 17, 2012: 'The Meteor' Sculpture by Bruno Giorgi, at Itamaraty Palace - Ministry of Foreign Relations, representing the five continents. More...

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Quotes about Ministry

I'm only here on Earth to serve God. I never had a career. I don't care about commercialism. I have a ministry and I'll fight for the ministry. (Larry Norman)
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Scrabble value of M3I1N1I1S1T1R1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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