- n. 外交使节；部长；大臣；牧师
- v. 照顾；给予帮助
- [C]大臣,部长 person at the head of a government department or a main branch of one
- [C]公使,外交使节 person, usually of lower rank than an ambassador,representing his government in a foreign country
- [C]牧师 Christian clergyman, especially in the Presbyterian and someNonconformist churches
- vi. 辅助; 服侍 give help or service
a person authorized to conduct religious worship;
"clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"
a person appointed to a high office in the government;
"Minister of Finance"
a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador
the job of a head of a government department
attend to the wants and needs of others;
"I have to minister to my mother all the time"
work as a minister;
"She is ministering in an old parish"
- The president gave his minister carte blanche in foreign affairs.
- He was elected Minister of Education.
- The minister can only act in this matter with the sanction of Parliament.
- The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the minister in charge of finance in Britain.
- The minister preached a sermon on humility.
- I have to minister to my mother all the time.
- She felt it was her vocation to minister to the sick.
- The minister was assaulted by a barrage of abuse from the angry strikers.
- The minister cited the latest crime figures as proof of the need for more police.
- The two ministers didn't close with each other until near the end of the meeting.
- The prime minister was hard hit by a biographer.
- Our Prime Minister is visiting France now.
- His Majesty's ministers remained loyal to him.
- When it was proved that the minister had been dishonest, he was divested of his office, rank and honours.
- The king met his ministers.
- A contest developed for the position of minister of foreign affairs.
- Mr. Guan was appointed Chinese Minister to Moscow.
- A minister or a priest is considered a guardian of faith.
- He became a rector of a small parish where he ministered for several years.
- minister to (v.+prep.)
帮助,服侍 give help; service
minister to sb/sth
I ministered to him in his last hours.
A nurse ministers to the sick.
Those who minister to others are happier than those who think only of themselves.
He often ministers to a sick man's wants.
It will minister to our needs.
The warm-hearted nurses carefully minister to the needs of the wounded soldiers at the hospital.
- accredit a minister 任命公使
- minister for… 的部长
- minister from 派出的公使
- minister in 驻…的公使
- minister of… 的部长
- minister to 驻…的公使
- the M- for Foreign Affairs 外交部长
- the M- for Home Affairs 内务部长
- the M- of Defence 国防部长
- the M- of Education 教育部长
- the M- of Foreign Affairs 外交部长
- minister carefully 认真地照顾
- minister to 帮助,服侍
The community, of which the magistrate is only the minister.出自： S. Johnson
The story..was able to minister true consolation.出自： A. P. Stanley
- minister用作动词,是书面用语,意思是“辅助; 服侍”,指辅助或伺候某人,也可指为某人〔事物〕服务。
- minister, priest, vicar
- 这三个词都可表示“牧师”。其区别在于:基督教的牧师用minister; 而罗马天主教的牧师用priest; 英国国教的牧师用vicar。例如:
- The minister begged the worshippers to strive against evil.牧师要求信徒们与邪恶斗争。
- The priest wore a coarse woollen garment next to his skin.牧师最里面穿了一件粗糙的毛衣。
- Marriage by a vicar is lawful in England without another ceremony.在英国,由牧师证婚的婚姻即使没有别的仪式也是合法的。
误 He is a Prime Minister of our country.
正 He is the Prime Minister of our country.
析 the Prime Minister表示“首相”这一职位, the不可用a代替。一位牧师被召到奄奄一息的病人床边。
误 Minister has been summoned to the bedside of the dying patient.
正 A minister has been summoned to the bedside of the dying patient.
析 表示“一位牧师”用a minister,其中a不可省略。
- ☆ 14世纪初期进入英语，直接源自古法语的ministre；最初源自拉丁语的minister，意为仆人，小人。