Of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes; as, a pastoral life.
Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as, pastoral duties; a pastoral letter.
A poem describing the life and manners of shepherds; a poem in which the speakers assume the character of shepherds; an idyl; a bucolic.
A cantata relating to rural life; a composition for instruments characterized by simplicity and sweetness; a lyrical composition the subject of which is taken from rural life.
A letter of a pastor to his charge; specifically, a letter addressed by a bishop to his diocese; also (Prot. Epis. Ch.), a letter of the House of Bishops, to be read in each parish
clergyman, reverend, man of the cloth related term adj, bucolic, herder, herdsman, drover related term adj, arcadian, bucolic, rustic, rural similar term adj, idyllic, pleasant similar term noun, pastorale, idyll, musical composition generic term, opus generic term, composition generic term, piece generic term, piece of music generic term noun, letter generic term, missive generic term noun, literary composition generic term, literary work generic term