1. A shepherd; one who has the care of flocks and herds.
2. A guardian; a keeper; specifically Eccl., a minister having the charge of a church and parish.
3. Zool. A species of starling (Pastor roseus), native of the plains of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Its head is crested and glossy greenish black, and its back is rosy. It feeds largely upon locusts.
n 1: a person authorized to conduct religious worship [syn: curate,
minister, parson, rector]
2: only the rose-colored starlings; in some classifications
considered a separate genus [syn: subgenus Pastor]