Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

minister

2 verb
     
minister2 [intransitive]
to work as a priest:
Rev Wilson spent 20 years ministering in some of New York's poorest areas.

minister to somebody/something

phrasal verb
to give help to someone who needs it, especially someone who is sick or old:
She spent much time ministering to the sick.
ministering to the needs of other people

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary