Preacher
Preacher Preach"er (pr[=e]ch"[~e]r), n. [Cf. OF. preeschierre, prescheur, F. pr[^e]cheur, L. praedicator.] 1. One who preaches; one who discourses publicly on religious subjects. [1913 Webster]

How shall they hear without a preacher? --Rom. x. 14. [1913 Webster]

2. One who inculcates anything with earnestness. [1913 Webster]

No preacher is listened to but Time. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

{Preacher bird} (Zo["o]l.), a toucan. [1913 Webster]


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