Preacher

preacher

1. One who preaches; one who discourses publicly on religious subjects. How shall they hear without a preacher? (Rom. X. 14)

2. One who inculcates anything with earnestness. No preacher is listened to but time.

(Science: zoology) (swift) Preacher bird, a toucan.

Origin: Cf. OF. Preeschierre, prescheur, F. Precheur, L. Praedicator.

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