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I'm not sure many writers are trying to reconcile all the things that are separated in our culture - body and mind, urban and pastoral, lyricism and hardboiled, men and women, joy and grief. I tried to do quite a lot, but I wanted to create a serious work of literature.
Nicola Griffith

Meaning of "pastoral" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PASTORAL

From Latin, from pastor.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PASTORAL

pastoral  [ˈpɑːstərəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PASTORAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pastoral can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PASTORAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pastoral

Pastoral

A pastoral lifestyle is that of shepherds herding livestock around open areas of land according to seasons and the changing availability of water and pasturage. It lends its name to a genre of literature, art and music that depicts such life in an idealized manner, typically for urban audiences. A pastoral is a work of this genre. An alternative word for pastoral as a genre, both in adjectival and noun form, is bucolic, from the Greek βουκολικόν, from βουκόλος, meaning a cowherd.

Definition of pastoral in the English dictionary

The first definition of pastoral in the dictionary is of, characterized by, or depicting rural life, scenery, etc. Other definition of pastoral is dealing with an idealized form of rural existence in a conventional way. Pastoral is also used for pasture.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PASTORAL


bilateral
baɪˈlætərəl
clitoral
ˈklɪtərəl
collateral
kɒˈlætərəl
contralateral
ˌkɒntrəˈlætərəl
doctoral
ˈdɒktərəl
dorsolateral
ˌdɔːsəʊˈlætərəl
electoral
ɪˈlɛktərəl
enteral
ˈentərəl
lateral
ˈlætərəl
literal
ˈlɪtərəl
littoral
ˈlɪtərəl
multilateral
ˌmʌltɪˈlætərəl
parenteral
pæˈrɛntərəl
pectoral
ˈpɛktərəl
postdoctoral
pəʊstˈdɒktərəl
predoctoral
priːˈdɒktərəl
rectoral
ˈrɛktərəl
sectoral
ˈsektərəl
unilateral
ˌjuːnɪˈlætərəl
unpastoral
ʌnˈpɑːstərəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PASTORAL

pasting
pastis
pastitsio
pastitso
pastless
pastness
Pasto
pastor
pastoral care
pastoral staff
pastorale
pastoralism
pastoralist
pastorally
pastoralness
pastorate
pastorium
pastorly
pastorship
pastourelle

WORDS THAT END LIKE PASTORAL

amoral
Balmoral
choral
circumlittoral
coral
corporal
femoral
floral
immoral
inspectoral
mayoral
midlittoral
moral
oral
postoral
preceptoral
protectoral
restoral
sublittoral
temporal

Synonyms and antonyms of pastoral in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PASTORAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pastoral» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pastoral

Translation of «pastoral» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PASTORAL

Find out the translation of pastoral to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pastoral from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pastoral» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

牧师职责的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pastoral
570 millions of speakers

English

pastoral
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

देहाती
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرعوية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пастырской
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pastoral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যাজকসংক্রান্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pastoral
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pastoral
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

pastoral
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

牧師の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

목회의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pastoral
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mục vụ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆயர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खेडूत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pastoral
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pastorale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

duszpasterski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пастирської
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pastorală
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ποιμαντική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pastorale
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

herde-
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pastorale
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pastoral

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PASTORAL»

The term «pastoral» is very widely used and occupies the 17.201 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PASTORAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pastoral

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7 QUOTES WITH «PASTORAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pastoral.
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Ian Hamilton Finlay
I am always a beginner. I only try to include different parts of life; the pastoral, the tragic, et cetera.
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Gordon Gee
I spent the first 18 years of my life in the pastoral town of Vernal, Utah, in the shadows of the Book Cliffs and the Uinta Mountains.
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Nicola Griffith
I'm not sure many writers are trying to reconcile all the things that are separated in our culture - body and mind, urban and pastoral, lyricism and hardboiled, men and women, joy and grief. I tried to do quite a lot, but I wanted to create a serious work of literature.
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C. J. Mahaney
Pastoral ministry is a sacrificial call with unique challenges. We are called to take the Gospel to those with hard hearts and blind eyes.
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C. J. Mahaney
Pastoral ministry is about an ongoing confrontation with the god of this world, with blindness, hardness of heart, remaining sin.
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John Jeremiah Sullivan
The greenness of Ireland is a false greenness, after all. Not that it isn't green - the place can still make you have to pull off and swallow one of your heart pills. It's that the greenness doesn't mean what it seems. It doesn't encode a pastoral past, much less a timeless vale where wee folk trip the demesne.
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Bayard Taylor
I was pleasantly disappointed on entering Bohemia. Instead of a dull, uninteresting country, as I expected, it is a land full of the most lovely scenery. There is every thing which can gratify the eye - high blue mountains, valleys of the sweetest pastoral look and romantic old ruins.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PASTORAL»

Discover the use of pastoral in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pastoral and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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American Pastoral
And overnight Swede is wrenched out of the longed-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters, this is Roth's masterpiece.
Philip Roth, 2010
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Clinical Handbook of Pastoral Counseling
Building on the groundbreaking original work with the same title, these articles focus on current issues, such as certain life stages, special populations, the devalued and abused, the addicted and special issues of the 1990's.
Robert J. Wicks, Richard D. Parsons, Donald Capps, 2003
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Pastoral Ministry
Discover the keys, strategies and principles for successful and effective pastoral work Invaluable tips for training laity to perform priestly functions Understanding that the presence and power of God is the key to doing great works for ...
Dag Heward-Mills, 2011
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Strategic Pastoral Counseling: A Short-Term Structured Model
The details of this proven model of pastoral counseling are described in this practical guide. This second edition of Strategic Pastoral Counseling has been thoroughly revised and includes two new chapters.
David G. PhD Benner, 2003
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Pastoral
A succinct and up-to-date introductory text to the history, major writers and critical issues of this genre. Gifford clarifies the different uses of the term covering its history from classical origins through to contemporary writing.
Terry Gifford, 1999
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Pastoral
A humorous adventure in modern romance.
Lorena Manuel, 2000
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Pastoral
During the Second World War, Peter Marshall's crew become one of the most successful bombing teams in their Oxfordshire airbase.
Nevil Shute, 2010
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Pastoral Care: An Essential Guide
This book will outline the quintessential elements pastors need to wisely minister in today's context by discussing four major kinds of lostness: grief, illness, abuse, and family challenges.
John Patton, 2010
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Faith Development Pastoral Car
James Fowler's work as the originator of faith development research -- his use of the theories of Jean Piaget and Erik Erikson for theology -- has been widely acclaimed for its profound impact on the field of religious education, and for ...
James W. Fowler, 1987
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Introduction to Pastoral Care
Valuable for both seminarians and practicing clergy, this basic work integrates theology and pastoral care in a practical and useful way.
William V. Arnold, 1982

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PASTORAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pastoral is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pastoral Metamora estate has Wright, Saarinen accents
Standing on 55 acres in the rolling horse country of Metamora, this commanding house is unique. Though its setting is 100 percent pastoral, ... «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»
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Mid-Century Estate Boasts Privacy, Lots of Light on Pastoral
Head down ”one of the North Shore's most scenic country roads” and you'll come upon 65 Dodges Row in Wenham. The five-bedroom ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
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Bates celebrates 40 years of pastoral ministry
Bates celebrates 40 years of pastoral ministry. GREENSBURG – The Greensburg Pilgrim Nazarene Church recently honored Pastor Don Bates ... «Greensburg Daily News, Jul 15»
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Shakespeare and pastoral pleasures among reasons to visit …
The Shakespeare at Winedale festival is the brainchild of Ima Hogg who donated to UT the Winedale Historical Center, which includes acres of ... «Houston Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Local pastoral plan -- From the heart of the city
The purpose statement in the local pastoral plan of the tri-parish collaborative of St. Thomas Aquinas and Our Lady of Lourdes, Jamaica Plain, ... «The Pilot, Jul 15»
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New auxiliary bishops have years of institutional, pastoral experience
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) -- Two Brooklyn diocesan priests with years of institutional and pastoral experience were ordained auxiliary bishops to ... «Catholic News Service, Jul 15»
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Synod working document expands scope of family issues, pastoral
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The working document, intended to guide discussions at the Synod of Bishops on the family in October, included a ... «Catholic News Service, Jul 15»
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Caritas Supports Training of Pastoral & Psychosocial Counselors
Also, Archbishop of Freetown, Tamba Charles, stressed the importance of the pastoral and psychosocial counseling, noting that the traditional ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Pastoral staff detained by armed guards escapes
Suspended INC minister Isaias Samson Jr. details his “house arrest” under the INC Sanggunian in a hastily-called press conference in Manila ... «AsiaOne, Jul 15»
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'Merciful Like the Father' is the theme for the 2015 diocesan Pastoral
This year the Pastoral Congress will focus on the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy, which Pope Francis has designated to start Dec. «Intermountain Catholic, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pastoral [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pastoral>. Dec 2019 ».
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