- [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.他临终时我在旁边侍候。
A nurse ministers to the sick.护士服侍病人。
Those who minister to others are happier than those who think only of themselves.给别人援助的人比只想到自己的人更幸福。
He often ministers to a sick man's wants.他经常服侍病人以满足他们的需要。
It will minister to our needs.这将有助于我们的需要。
The warm-hearted nurses carefully minister to the needs of the wounded soldiers at the hospital.热情的护士们认真照顾医院里的伤员,满足他们的需要。
- 帮助,服侍 give help; service minister to sb/sth
- 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。
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世纪初期进英入语，直接源自古法语的ministre；最初源自拉丁语的minister，意为仆人，小人。
- minister:minister n. 部长, 大臣习惯用语minister to 照料, 帮助…