from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Deserving reverence.
- adj. Relating to or characteristic of the clergy; clerical.
- adj. Used as a title and form of address for certain clerics in many Christian churches. In formal usage, preceded by the: the Reverend Jane Doe; Reverend John Jones.
- n. Informal A cleric or minister. Used with the.
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- adj. worthy of reverence or respect
- n. a member of the Christian clergy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Worthy of reverence; entitled to respect mingled with fear and affection; venerable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Worthy to be revered; worthy of reverence; entitled to veneration, esteem, or respect, by reason of one's character or sacred office, as a minister of religion; especially, deserving of respect or consideration on account of age; venerable.
- Specifically, a title of respect given to clergymen or ecclesiastics: as, Reverend (or the Reverend) John Smith.
- Of or pertaining to ecclesiastics, or to the clerical office or profession.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. worthy of adoration or reverence
- n. a title of respect for a clergyman
- n. a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
The next year, he added the title reverend to his name as he became the pastor of Greater Middle Baptist Church, a position he held for many years, and would later also pastor
It shows how little that guy knows to think that the reverend is somehow unique.
One pointed out that the good reverend is using the same book against gays, that was once used to justify enslavement of his ancestors.
Now, we learn the reverend is joking about being Obama's VP.
Both the Obama and McCain reverend flaps are, in reality, equally irrelevant.
GO AWAY, Tubby - you're as bad as a certain reverend who can't seem to stop wanting his 15 minutes of fame.
April 28th, 2008 6: 16 pm ET the reverend is only telling the truth, and i'm as rednecked as they come.
Many clergymen in New York bear the title of reverend, of course, but when people said “the Reverend” in a certain tone, they meant this particular one.
Startup was not a clergyman because certain scruples impeded and prevented him, while in the bosom of Frigidy there existed no desire so strong as that of having the word reverend attached to his name.
Because holy and reverend is his name, and the fear of him is the beginning of wisdom, therefore his praise endureth for ever, that is, he is to be everlastingly praised.