Definition of Reverend

1. Noun. A member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church.

2. Adjective. Worthy of adoration or reverence.
Exact synonyms: Sublime
Similar to: Sacred

3. Noun. A title of respect for a clergyman.

Definition of Reverend

1. a. Worthy of reverence; entitled to respect mingled with fear and affection; venerable.

Definition of Reverend

1. Noun. A title warranting great respect, prefixed to the names of Christian clergy. ¹

2. Noun. A person who has earned the designation and is entitled to use it publicly; minister. ¹

3. Adjective. worthy of reverence or respect ¹

4. Noun. a member of the Christian clergy ¹

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Definition of Reverend

1. a clergyman [n -S] - See also: clergyman

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Reuss' colour tables
Reuss' formula
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Revelation of Saint John the Divine
Reverdin's method
Reverdin graft
Reverend Dodgson
Revilliod's sign
Revised Romanization of Korean
Revised Standard Version
Revised Version
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Revolutionary Justice Organization
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Revolutionary Organization of Socialist Muslims
Revolutionary People's Liberation Front
Revolutionary People's Liberation Party
Revolutionary People's Struggle
Revolutionary Proletarian Army

Literary usage of Reverend

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the by Reuben Gold Thwaites, Jesuits (1900)
"... du Canada au reverend pere Bonin de la même compagnie. ... Au Sault S«. Louis, le 2 octobre 1735 CCIX.— Lettre du reverend père ..."

2. The German Element in the United States with Special Reference to Its by Albert Bernhardt Faust (1909)
"2 A church quarrel arose, which, like that in New Jersey,8 was finally settled by the patriarch of the Lutheran church, the reverend HM ..."

3. The Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard by Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard (1826)
"He would tell the right reverend prelate, that if they wished to preserve the ... The right reverend prelate, while he deprecated any attacks on the motives ..."

4. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1853)
"The right reverend prelate near him, the Bishop of Winchester, ... But the right reverend prelate had said there was danger in adopting an amendment. ..."

5. Philosophical Transactions by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1762)
"Several years after, I prevailed on fome gentlemen of my acquaintance to try the experiment 5 which was fo reverend Sir, Read Jan. ..."

6. Records Relating to the Early History of Boston by Boston (Mass.). Registry Dept (1891)
"Increase Leadbetter & Sarah Davenport were Married by the reverend Mr. Danforth, ... reverend Mr. John Danforth 1702. John Maxfeld and Elizabeth Hall was ..."

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