Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “priest”

priest

noun [C] uk   /priːst/ us  
B1 a person, usually a man, who has been trained to perform religious duties in the Christian Church, especially the Roman Catholic Church, or a person with particular duties in some other religions: Father O'Dooley was ordained a priest in 1949. Many in the Anglican Church are still opposed to women priests.Religious leaders and officials
(Definition of priest from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of priest?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “priest”

Definitions of “priest” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sling

to throw or drop something carelessly

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More