Definitions of pastoral:
  • noun:   a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)
  • noun:   a letter from a pastor to the congregation
  • noun:   a musical composition that evokes rural life
  • adjective:   of or relating to a pastor
    Example: "Pastoral work"
  • adjective:   suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple and serene
    Example: "The pastoral legends of America's Golden Age"
  • adjective:   relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle
    Example: "Pastoral seminomadic people"
  • adjective:   used of idealized country life
    Example: "Charming in its pastoral setting"

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