Definition of preacher in English:



  • A person who preaches, especially a minister of religion.

    • ‘Of course I still would find time to visit my fellow preachers and evangelists around the state of Texas.’
    • ‘The church needs preachers who have unhurried communion with God, who radiate something of the glory of God.’
    • ‘Neither preachers nor church members should be ashamed of God's sovereign purpose.’
    • ‘There have been preachers and religious leaders with that kind of natural charisma.’
    • ‘At the meeting, they see preachers preaching about sin to a big crowd of people.’
    • ‘Strictly speaking, missionaries are preachers of the gospel, dedicated and direct.’
    • ‘Throughout the history of the Church it has been seen in many preachers of the Gospel.’
    • ‘Little wonder that ordinary preachers find this a perplexing issue.’
    • ‘This, then, is the first reason why pastors and preachers are to give themselves to this ministry.’
    • ‘We need first and foremost gospel preachers to help form gospel churches.’
    • ‘Pray regularly from the pulpit for God to raise up preachers and missionary church planters.’
    • ‘But pastors and preachers have particularly strong reasons to give themselves to prayer.’
    • ‘Preaching isn't the only thing preachers and churches are called to do, but it is the main thing.’
    • ‘The church is the seedbed of gospel preachers, and we must value and nurture what God plants among us.’
    • ‘A new generation of fervent Sikh preachers is being educated in this seminary near Amritsar.’
    • ‘Because it is filled with stories tied to Scripture, preachers will find it a rich resource.’
    • ‘So there was the crowd of preachers who knew one another, and met and prayed with one another.’
    • ‘He was also one of the most popular preachers of his time.’
    • ‘Its proponents were often like visionaries, preachers of this new religion of nature.’
    • ‘It provides a tremendous chance to benefit from the ministry of other preachers.’
    parson, clergyman, clergywoman, member of the clergy, priest, man of the cloth, woman of the cloth, man of god, woman of god, cleric, churchman, churchwoman, evangelist, apostle, missionary, revivalist, evangelical, gospeller, sermonizer, spreader of the faith, crusader, proselytizer, moralizer
    televangelist, dominie
    reverend, padre, holy joe, sky pilot, hot gospeller
    preacher man, preach
    predicant, pulpiteer, homilist
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Middle English: from Old French precheor, from ecclesiastical Latin praedicator, from the verb praedicare (see preach).