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 Origin late 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