priest
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈpɹiːst/, [ˈpɹ̥iːst]
Noun
  1. a religious clergyman (clergywoman, clergyperson) who is trained to perform services or sacrifices at a church or temple
    The priest at the Catholic church heard his confession.
    The Shinto priest burnt incense for his ancestors.
    The Israelite priests were descended from Moses' brother Aaron.
  2. a blunt tool, used for quickly stunning and killing fish
  3. (Mormonism) the highest office in the Aaronic priesthood
Translations Translations Verb

priest (priests, present participle priesting; past and past participle priested)

  1. (transitive) To ordain as a priest.
    • 1610, Alexander Cooke, Pope Joane, in William Oldys, editor, The Harleian Miscellany: or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and Entertaining Pamphlets and Tracts, as well in Manuscript as in Print, Found in the Late Earl of Oxford's Library: Interspersed with Historical, Political, and Critical Notes: With a Table of the Contents, and an Alphabetical Index, volume IV, London: Printed for T[homas] Osborne, in Gray's-Inn, 1744, OCLC 5325177 ↗; republished as John Maltham, editor, The Harleian Miscellany; or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and Entertaining Pamphlets and Tracts, as well in Manuscript as in Print, Found in the Late Earl of Oxford's Library, Interspersed with Historical, Political, and Critical Notes, volume IV, London: Printed for R. Dutton, 1808–1811, OCLC 30776079 ↗, page 95:
      If there bee any lasie fellow, any that cannot away with worke, any that would wallow in pleasures, hee is hastie to be priested. And when hee is made one, and has gotten a benefice, he consorts with his neighbour priests, who are altogether given to pleasures; and then both hee, and they, live, not like Christians, but like epicures; drinking, eating, feasting, and revelling, till the cow come home, as the saying is.

Priest
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. Judas Priest, a heavy metal band from England.



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