Definition of reverend adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrevərənd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrevərənd//
[only before noun] Reverend (abbreviation Rev.)
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the title of a member of the clergy that is also sometimes used to talk to or about one the Reverend Charles Dodgson Good morning, Reverend. see also Right Reverend Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin reverendus ‘person to be revered’, gerundive of revereri from re- (expressing intensive force) + vereri ‘to fear’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: reverend